Brittney Wright
Brittney Wright

This Means More Hope
Friday, April 28
When most people think about the Grand Canyon, they think about dust, heights, snakes, donkeys and climbing on tiny paths.

When I think about the Grand Canyon, I think about hope. I think about the steps I’ll take hiking the Bright Angel Trail and the funds my team have raised. I think about how all of this will translate into more hope.

Every day, I work at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) to try to find a cure. Last year, I was privileged to work alongside two amazing teams of individuals as they took on the Grand Canyon and Machu Picchu with Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma. It was a humbling experience and one that I immediately knew I wanted to take on one day. The opportunity to trek the Grand Canyon with this year’s team was an opportunity I couldn't resist.

Through my work, I have met many patients who are at many different points along their multiple myeloma journey. I have seen firsthand the impact that the MMRF is making as they accelerate towards a cure through their Precision Medicine Model. I know that the funds raised from this program are going to directly impact the lives and communities of the patients who we climb alongside. I am so proud to be part of this organization and part of the program that is generating so much hope — not blind hope, but hope with purpose and direction. The MMRF is moving forward and it will not stop until a cure is found.

So, when I think about the Grand Canyon, I think about hope. Hope that we will see a cure in our lifetime. Hope that the funds this team has raised will be part of the cure. Hope, because there is so much of it now.
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