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Featured Supporter: Dr. Elsey’s Fund to Cure Cancer

Dr. Elsey

Dr. Bruce and Kathy Elsey, longtime supporters of the MMRF, and devoted philanthropists, established the Dr. Elsey’s Fund to Cure Cancer in 2014 with a $1 million matching gift that urgently enables meaningful scientific and diagnostic advances to fuel critical new therapies and results for patients to help cure cancer now. Since 2009, the Elseys and their company Precious Cat have contributed the transformative support of nearly $9 million to support the mission of the MMRF to drive advancements in cancer research to accelerate a cure.

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  • Nancy & Steve Grand
  • Nancy and Steve Grand

    When Stephen Grand was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, he and his wife Nancy did what all people do when faced with cancer: they sought to find the best medical care possible to give him a fighting chance against the disease. When they learned of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, they immediately saw how the organization’s mission—to accelerate the pace of treating and curing multiple myeloma—could impact not just his future but the lives of myeloma patients everywhere.
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  • William K Bowes
  • William K. Bowes, Jr.

    For more than half a century Bill Bowes has worked as a venture capitalist, staking his career on identifying the most promising entrepreneurs with the best new ideas. By the time he founded the San Francisco-based firm USVP in 1981, he already had great success at companies such as Cetus, Raychem, and Dymo Industries.
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  • Harlan Stone
  • Harlan Stone

    Harlan Stone is a survivor of olfactory neuroblastoma, a very rare form of cancer with only about a thousand documented cases in the history of medicine. When Kathy Giusti urged him to have his tumor sequenced, it was a first for that type of cancer. Today there is a research project at Johns Hopkins. “I realized how powerful it could be,” he says. Harlan appreciates how the MMRF is paving the way. Its use of clinical big data to accelerate cures for multiple myeloma also serves as a model for other cancers. “The tools, the sequencing, what we know about genetics could help create opportunities to treat cancer more effectively, more rapidly.”
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  • Isabel Feld
  • The Isabel Feld Myeloma Research Fund

    The Isabel Feld Myeloma Research Fund was started by Isabel’s daughter, Stephanie Feld, in Isabel’s memory. Isabel succumbed to the disease very quickly and Stephanie was compelled to do something so other patients wouldn’t have to suffer. The fund’s mission is to support the MMRF—to accelerate drug discovery and drive new, more effective treatments to patients.
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  • George & Norma Fabia
  • Fabian Fund

    Our tremendously courageous, inspirational, and simply amazing friend, George, died at home with his family by his side on the evening of June 7, 2014. George took on the challenge that multiple myeloma presented to him, at the time in his life when enjoyment and fulfillment with his wife Norma and his family should have been his only concern, by amazing his doctors and inspiring researchers as he constantly sought new therapies and approaches to fight myeloma, and helping to advance treatments by participating in research studies.
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