The MMRF Race for Research 5K walk/run will take place Sunday, June 10, at New Canaan High School to raise awareness and funds for multiple myeloma research.

Since its inception in 2001 in Chicago, the MMRF Race for Research program has raised more than $17 million to support the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation's urgent work.

The Race for Research program takes place annually in nine locations nationwide: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, St. Louis, tri-state (New Canaan), Twin Cities and Washington, D.C. As the world's No. 1 funder of multiple myeloma research, the MMRF has raised $190 million to fund research worldwide.

M Milestones will once again be a team supporter of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation tri-state Race for Research. Everyone is welcome to join Team Milestones, and in return M Milestones will donate $10 to the MMRF for every person that joins their team. In addition, every supporter will get a Team Milestones T-shirt with the new logo. This year Milestones introduces the virtual walker/runner -- the community can join the team even if they can't make the event.

"We are truly committed to support the MMRF, because over the past years we have seen how the money raised by the MMRF goes directly to research, and has resulted in new drugs for cancer patients," Elisabeth and Dan Mulhern, owners of M Milestones, said. "These drugs help people with all different kinds of cancer, not only Multiple Myeloma. All of us have either lost a loved one to cancer, or knows someone with cancer, so knowing that our money can make a difference really hits home. In addition, Kathy Giusti, the founder and CEO of the MMRF, who was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2004, is a dear friend, and we are truly inspired by her drive and passion to find a cure."

If you would like to be a part of the MMRF Race for Research and join Team Milestones you can sign up in their store or online throuh June 7, M Milestones. Call 203-801-0020 or visit http://support.themmrf.org/goto/teammilestones .

Fore more information about the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, visit www.themmrf.org .

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