by Barry Olson and Robert Thiessen
Race: Multiple Miles for Myeloma
Amount Raised: $990,000
In July, the Multiple Miles for Myeloma event in Calgary raised more than $100,000 toward Myeloma Research at the University of Alberta and Cross Cancer Institute. The event was organized by volunteers from the Myeloma Alberta Support Society (MASS) while Running Room staff provided event-day equipment and a website to handle all online registrations and donations.
The nine-year partnership between MASS and Running Room has been an excellent relationship to raise funds for local myeloma research. Multiple Miles for Myeloma provides patients, families, doctors and scientists with a social and fun environment while raising funds for specialized research. MASS supports myeloma patients and families through monthly meetings, education seminars, personal contact, advocacy for new drugs and financial support for local myeloma research. All these efforts contribute to enhanced care and quality of life for myeloma patients in Alberta.