Name: Rachel Monsein Overcash
Age: 31
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
I am hiking in honor of my father who was diagnosed in March 2012. I had never heard of multiple myeloma before his diagnosis and my initial research to find out more about this disease led me to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s website. I have been following them for a few years now and had recently been seeing the fundraising opportunities through Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma.
I would watch the videos and think about what an experience that it would be to share with my Dad. I told him about the Mount Fuji trip and was so happy he was willing to embark on this journey together. This is a new adventure for me, as I have never hiked a mountain like this before. I know it won’t be easy, but it’s nothing like the fight the patients with multiple myeloma battle every day. I welcome this challenge and am ready to take it on in hopes that someday there will be a cure.
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