Friday, October 31, 2008

Miles for Myeloma

"This Halloween, Dr. Rafat Abonour will forgo the candy and costume and instead lace up his running shoes in the name of research for multiple myeloma, a rare but fatal blood cancer."

Here's an inspiring story about an oncologist who, upon learning that there wasn't a big fundraiser for MM, decided to start one. For the fourth year in a row, I.U. oncologist Dr. Rafat Abonour will be bicycling and running a 120-mile trip from Indianapolis to Bloomington, Indiana, and back again, to raise money for Multiple Myeloma treatment. Cumulatively, he has raised over $700,000 and this year his grateful patients hope to help him reach the $1 million mark. Read the brief story here: Miles for Myeloma 2008

I hope next year there's a direct link for a donation. And speaking of next year...I'm thinking maybe I'll be one of the patients greeting him at the stadium.

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