Machu Picchu Blogs

Cindi McNair
Cindi McNair
Wednesday, February 22
Cindi McNair
Cindi McNair
Wednesday, October 12
After 10 years of survivorship, Cindi discusses what the climb meant to her. READ MORE >>
Jeffrey & Silva Zonder
Jeffrey & Silva Zonder
Monday, October 03
It's been several weeks since our glorious hike at Machu Picchu, and I find my thoughts drifting back to the trip on an almost daily basis. READ MORE >>
Jeff Stiles
Jeff Stiles
Wednesday, September 28
It’s now been about six weeks since my wife and I returned from our trip to Machu Picchu as part of the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma program. READ MORE >>
Michael Andolino
Michael Andolino
Wednesday, September 28
The Incans surely must have been a physically powerful people, methodically quarrying various types of stone, intending each for a specific purpose, moving boulders across valleys, hoisting, hauling, honing and perfectly fitting them with bare hands and scant tools. READ MORE >>
Marty Murphy
Marty Murphy
Friday, September 23
It will take a village to cure multiple myeloma. No one person or company can do it alone. READ MORE >>
Evelyn & Sanjoy Bhattacharya
Evelyn & Sanjoy Bhattacharya
Wednesday, September 07
There were many feelings that flooded my mind when my husband Sanjoy and I were included to be part of the team — elated, excited, grateful at the same time! READ MORE >>
Alicia O'Neill
Alicia O'Neill
Thursday, September 01
In the last 10 years, there has been so much incredible progress in treating multiple myeloma. During that time, there have been ten new drug therapies approved by the FDA for patients, and there are dozens of promising clinical trials in the pipeline. READ MORE >>
Lisa La
Lisa La
Friday, August 26
It has been about a week since I have been back and many people have been asking how it was. READ MORE >>
Jane & KdW
Jane & KdW
Friday, August 26
As I sort through the many photos taken, I enjoy reliving the incredible hike up to Machu Picchu. READ MORE >>
Erika Ocampo Florendo
Erika Ocampo Florendo
Friday, August 19
It's amazing to think that our big hike is now behind us and that after months of training, we were able to conquer this particular mountain. READ MORE >>
Anne Mandeville Long
Anne Mandeville Long
Tuesday, August 16
In and out of the blazing sun and cool, dark rainforest, we are trekking to an Incan city carved into a mountaintop. Our feet will take us on a 3,200-foot vertical climb over 11 miles in eight hours. READ MORE >>
Jeff Stiles
Jeff Stiles
Monday, August 15
My reflections on the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu. READ MORE >>
Alicia O'Neill
Alicia O'Neill
Sunday, August 14
On Friday, our team of 20 pushed up a steep hill with thousands of stone steps to reach Machu Picchu. It was HARD, yet we enjoyed every minute of it! Why? READ MORE >>
Cindi McNair
Cindi McNair
Saturday, August 13
I learned a lot yesterday about the Incas and their grit, determination and patience as we climbed to the Sun Temple as a day-trip stop along the way to our Machu Picchu destination. READ MORE >>
Jeffrey & Silva Zonder
Jeffrey & Silva Zonder
Wednesday, August 10
As we are sitting in the airport in New York city, a long layover on our way to Peru, I'm continuously checking social media to keep up with the other 18 people accompanying us in this upcoming journey. While scrolling through posts, I see one from one from the wife of one of our patients. READ MORE >>
Paul Bassett
Paul Bassett
Tuesday, August 09
“It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.” - Muhammad Ali READ MORE >>
Amy Stiles
Amy Stiles
Tuesday, August 09
A mountain is defined as "a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a steep hill." READ MORE >>
Melissa Ryan
Melissa Ryan
Tuesday, August 09
Donna Catamero
Donna Catamero
Friday, August 05
Only a few days left before I jet off to Peru. I’ve been looking forward to this day for nine months!  READ MORE >>
Marty Murphy
Marty Murphy
Wednesday, August 03
 I have had the pleasure and privilege of being part of Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma from the beginning. READ MORE >>
Cindi McNair
Cindi McNair
Tuesday, July 26
I open one eye and blink towards the blue illuminated numbers showing 5:50 a.m. With a stretch, I roll over and slip one foot on the floor, gently sliding out of bed.  I dress in the dark, tip-toe past my husband, and quietly close the bedroom door behind me... READ MORE >>
Shawn Goodman
Shawn Goodman
Thursday, July 14
It’s exciting to think that in less than a month I will be hiking the Inca Trail up Machu Pichu with my fellow Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma (MM4MM) teammates. READ MORE >>
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