In the Spotlight

Meet Some Extraordinary Supporters of the MMRF


Read and be inspired by stories of featured MMRF constituents who are actively making a difference in some exciting ways.

 

Carmen Phaneuf

Carmen Phaneuf

Endurance Events Program PowerTeam Member
TD Five Boro Bike Tour


Meet Carmen: New Jersey resident and multiple myeloma patient Carmen Phaneuf has always had an active lifestyle, from cycling to sailing and skiing to cross country adventure trips... » Learn more



Kent Wells

Kent Wells

Independent Event
Charity Golf Classic


Meet Kent: Kent Wells, Vice President of Federal Relations at AT&T, is a multiple myeloma patient and a much appreciated supporter of the MMRF. Diagnosed in 2007, Kent started treatment in May of 2008... » Learn more



Madeline Wiebicke

Madeline Wiebicke

Race for Research: Tri-State 5K Walk/Run
Spirit of Hope Award Honoree


Meet Madeline: Madeline Wiebicke, of Bardonia, NY, is a Real Estate professional and mother of three. Her husband, Randy Wiebicke, a former NYC Firefighter, lost his battle with multiple myeloma in March of 2011... » Learn more



Gary Jockers

Gary Jockers

Endurance Events Program PowerTeam Member
Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon and New York City Marathon


Meet Gary: Retail Management executive Gary Jockers is a resident of Bakersfield, California who grew up on New York’s Long Island. He just returned to New York to run his first New York City Marathon and experienced the thrill of being “back” with his family, in more ways than one.... » Learn more



Jeff Hyman and friends

Jeff Hyman

Independent Event
UPG Bowling Night


Meet Jeff: Dr. Jeffrey Hyman has practiced Internal Medicine for the past 24 years at the Treat & Release Center in Brooklyn, New York. He is also the Medical Director for the University Physicians Group (UPG), a multi-specialty medical group... » Learn more



Deborah Dietzler

Deborah Dietzler

Marathon and Half Marathon Program Participant
Bank of America Chicago Marathon


Meet Deborah: As Executive Director for Alumni Relations at the University of Georgia, Deborah is someone who knows how to get things done. When her 39 year old sister Deana Chiusano was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in April 2011... » Learn more



Maddie Hunter

Maddie Hunter

Race for Research: Philadelphia 5K Walk/Run
Spirit of Hope Award Honoree


Meet Maddie: Maddie is a multiple myeloma patient and has been a strong supporter of the MMRF for many years. She is also the co-leader of The Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group (PMMNG)... » Learn more



Eric Gelber

Eric Gelber

Run Your Own Race Program
Catskill-155-for-MMRF

Meet Eric: Eric Gelber really knows how to go the extra mile to support a good cause. From Thursday evening of August 11, 2011 through that Saturday afternoon, he ran 155 miles non-stop to benefit the MMRF... » Learn more



Geoff Rich

Geoff Rich

Independent Event
Alexander R. Rich Golf Tournament

Meet Geoff: In 2002 Geoff Rich and his siblings created a golf tournament to honor their father, Alexander Rich, a multiple myeloma patient, and today both the event and Alexander are still going strong. The 8th annual Alexander R. Rich Charity Golf outing was held on August 11, 2011... » Learn more



Jeanie Dreyer

Jeanie Dreyer

Race for Research: Boston 5K Walk/Run
Spirit of Hope Award
Honoree

Meet Jeanie: Busy mom of four kids in school (two sets of twins!), Jeanie was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in June 2010 and underwent a stem cell transplant in November 2010. After recovering from that phase... » Learn more



Kathy Elsey

Kathy Elsey

Corporate Supporters
Precious Cat


Meet Kathy: Kathy is a multiple myeloma patient and co-founder of Precious Cat with her husband, veterinarian Dr. Bruce Elsey. The MMRF is proud to count the Elseys as major supporters. Kathy was diagnosed in January 2009 and underwent a stem cell transplant in June of that year.... » Learn more