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Why Join Our Team


Fulfill a dream and make the difference. The MMRF PowerTeam members take their love of physical activity and channel it into raising funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), one of the nation’s most groundbreaking cancer research organizations.


The MMRF was founded in 1998 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti, soon after Kathy was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer that originates in plasma cells. 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.

The work of the MMRF contributed to the FDA approval of six new drugs for multiple myeloma in less then a decade – a track record unparalleled in oncology. Due to their success in myeloma, these same drugs are now being explored as potential treatments for more than 30 other cancers. In 2011, TIME Magazine named Kathy Giusti as one of the world’s 100 most influential people.

More recently, the MMRF has been receiving much critical acclaim for its game-changing approach to the methodology of cancer research as a whole. By overcoming previous pitfalls that held the industry back, the MMRF has propelled the frontier of multiple myeloma research to a new level. Resolute in the mission to help as many patients as possible, the MMRF has shared these models with many research organizations, opening the door to great leaps in innovation to advance treatment for a multitude of cancers and other life-altering diseases.


As exceptional stewards of its donors’ investments, the MMRF consistently surpasses its peers in fiscal responsibility. An outstanding 90% of the MMRF total budget goes directly towards research and related programming, one reason why the MMRF consistently earns top rankings from the nation's leading charity evaluators.

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Many members of our teams have a direct connection to multiple myeloma. Others work in the medical, research or pharmaceutical industry. A growing group of team members join us because they are inspired to support an amazing foundation that is transforming the way research and drug development are being conducted. They want to be a part of an organization that is leading the way in cancer research and bringing about changes that will have impact across many diseases.

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