Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Names Robert Lucas Vice President of Development

Anne Quinn Young, MPH, Promoted to Vice President of Communications

Norwalk, Connecticut — November 11, 2009
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), one of the nation’s leading cancer research organizations, today announced the appointment of Robert Lucas to the new position of Vice President of Development. In addition, Anne Quinn Young, MPH, was promoted to Vice President of Communications. Both Lucas and Quinn Young will serve on the MMRF Executive Committee and will report directly to Kathy Giusti, MMRF Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

"Rob brings to the MMRF a wealth of experience and success in special events, major gift cultivation, and donor stewardship, while Anne’s incredible expertise in marketing and communications have positioned the MMRF at the forefront of innovative medical research organizations,” said Giusti, who founded the MMRF after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare and incurable blood cancer, in 1998. “I have no doubt they will continue to excel in their new positions and that their leadership and focus will prove essential to the MMRF’s efforts to bring multiple myeloma patients the next generation of treatments.

Lucas brings more than 20 years of development experience to the MMRF. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Revenue Development for the March of Dimes. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Corporate Relations for the American Cancer Society. He is a graduate of Rowan University.

Quinn Young has been with the MMRF for nearly 10 years and most recently served as Director of Programming. Prior to joining the MMRF, she was a consultant in the healthcare practice of Datamonitor. Previous to this, she specialized in healthcare public relations at Burson-Marsteller and Chandler Chicco Agency. She received her Masters of Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University and graduated from Dartmouth College.

About the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was established in 1998 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti, soon after Kathy's diagnosis with multiple myeloma. The mission of the MMRF is to relentlessly pursue innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure. As the world's number-one private funder of multiple myeloma research, the MMRF has raised over $130 million since its inception to fund more than 120 laboratories worldwide. An outstanding 93 percent of funds raised go toward research and related programming. The MMRF has supported 40 new compounds and approaches in clinical trials and pre- clinical studies and has facilitated 20 clinical trials through its sister organization, the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC). For more information about the MMRF, visit www.themmrf.org.

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