10th Annual Sault Ste. Marie Multiple Myeloma March – Virtually Sept 13th
On Sunday, September 13, Craig Morrison will be participating in the
10th Annual Sault Ste. Marie Multiple Myeloma March
VIRTUALLY SEPTEMBER 13TH @ 10AM
WILL YOU BE PARTICIPATING TOO?
When Craig was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a little-known and incurable cancer of the plasma cells, it didn’t come as a complete shock. After being closely monitored for over 20 years, Craig’s biggest fear became a reality when he was officially diagnosed in 2016 at age 58. Craig immediately received chemotherapy in order to prepare for a stem cell transplant. Thanks to advances in treatment, his condition is now stable. He is currently on a maintenance program in order to keep his cancer in check. Now that his condition is stable, Craig has been able to resume his favourite pastimes ¾ golf, exercise, and daily walks with his wife. He is also eager to do what he can to help others living with myeloma, having seen, first-hand, the life-changing impact advances in myeloma research are having on the lives of people living with this incurable cancer. That’s why Craig and his family are more intent than ever to raise as much awareness and funds for myeloma.
He is now eager to do what he can to help others living with the disease. Craig and his fellow Sault Ste. Marie Marchers set their fundraising goal at $20,000 to help further critical research for this deadly blood cancer that affects nine new Canadians every day.
This year’s Sault Ste. Marie Multiple Myeloma March has been modified to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In compliance with physical distancing measures, participants are encouraged to hold their own walk in their neighbourhood at the same time as the regularly scheduled March on Sunday, September 13.
Now in its 12th year Myeloma Canada’s flagship fundraiser is an five-kilometer event brings Canadian communities together to raise essential funds for research and to help improve the lives of all Canadians impacted by myeloma. Sault Ste. Marie is one of a record 33 communities across the country to be included in this year’s Multiple Myeloma March.
March Leaders have organized a Zoom March Kick-Off for everyone participating in our city-wide March on Sunday, September 13th, 2020 at 10:00 am. It’ll be a great way to virtually ‘get together’, get energized and get the spirit going before we set off to do our own event with our team, in our neighbourhood.
“While this year’s March will undoubtedly be different because of the pandemic, it’s crucial to stay positive,” says Martine Elias, Executive Director of Myeloma Canada. “Fundraising has taken a huge hit for many organizations. We need to do all we can to increase awareness and raise essential funds for research that will improve the lives of Canadians impacted by myeloma, and bring us closer to a cure,” Martine added. “As we mark Myeloma Canada’s 15th anniversary, we celebrate the strength of our incredible community. More than ever, we’re counting on our supporters to help us achieve our goal of $650,000. Canadians impacted by this incurable cancer are depending on us.”
A minimum of 50% of funds raised by the Multiple Myeloma March will go directly to support Myeloma Canada’s Myeloma Research Priority Setting Partnership (PSP), the first program of its kind in myeloma. The PSP will use input provided by the Canadian myeloma community to identify and define investments in myeloma research over the next 18 months. The balance raised will go toward supporting various myeloma research projects and initiatives that are pivotal for improving quality of life and moving the needle toward a cure.
To find out more about Myeloma please visit https://www.myeloma.ca/
For more information about this years walk and how you can get involved don’t hesitate to contact Pamela Orchard or Judy Mills at [email protected]