Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Love harder

Our plea:

Our friend Brandy is a brilliant writer, a wonderful teacher, and a generous friend. And she is in love with a man who has just been diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

We are raising money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Fund in his name. For the price of a cinnamon dolce latte, half-caf, hold the whip, you can be part of an effort to cure a disease that affects approximately 750,000 people worldwide.

Every dollar brings us a dollar closer to a cure. And every donation brings a sliver of hope to a girl who needs all the hope she can get.

Love Harder,
Princess Pointful

What You Can Do

  • Give. Be part of a worldwide effort to cure a disease that affects approximately 750,000 people worldwide. Every dollar helps.

  • Pass it on. Forward this story to five people. Share this blog post. Become our fan on Facebook.

  • Love harder. Life is short, love is unbending, and no one knows what could happen next. Tell someone you love them today.

Where Your Money Goes
  • The American Institute of Philanthropy recently named The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundationone of the best organizations to give to in terms of their accountability and use of resources.

  • By working closely with researchers, clinicians and partners in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, the MMRF has helped bring multiple myeloma patients four new treatments that are extending lives around the globe.

  • The MMRF has advanced twenty Phase I and Phase II clinical trials. They need your support to advance these clinical research programs and accelerate the development of better, more effective treatments.

  • The MMRF's Multiple Myeloma Genomics Initiative recently became the first to sequence the multiple myeloma whole genome in its entirety.

  • A whopping 98% of your donation to the MMRF will be used immediately to support high-priority multiple myeloma research.

  • With diminishing funding for early stage drug development and the next myeloma treatments not expected to be approved until 2011, the MMRF desperately needs your help.
So far, an amazing $2000 has been raised today alone by people like you! Please continue this wonderful trend!

Love to the internetz, the amazing Lilu and Laurie for all their hard work on this project, and the wonderful Brandy (who's story you can also find here).

PS. Brandy and your Hot Awesome Dude... this one's for you. Love, The Internet.


Mandy said...

This was such an amazing effort on the part of so many bloggers. Its amazing to be a part of such a wonderful blogging community, isnt it?

choochoo said...

I hope everything turns out well for them :)