Lauren Charamut

In 2018, I took on the role of Endurance Events Manager at The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). While the title was new, what was not was the role I would be playing. Since 2014, I have played a role as a caregiver to my mom who is a multiple myeloma patient. Over the years, I have organized meals, took over cleaning the house and supported her any way that I could. I have fundraised through multiple endurance events with the MMRF, I have forced myself to read the scary facts and became informed on the type of cancer she has. I hosted events to support her in a positive light and kept looking for the next big thing to continue to make a difference. 

I was excited to bring my first-hand knowledge of the disease, fundraising, training and being a teammate to The MMRF. I am thrilled to work with patients, caregivers and doctors each day to help them achieve their fundraising goals. I get excited to see each team member hit their fundraising goal, and I truly enjoy supporting teams as they plan events, host fundraisers and spread awareness in their communities. 

Last year, my mom was able to join me on one of my first events. Together, with a team of 17 others we summited Mt. Washington. It was an invaluable lesson to me and truly a metaphor for what the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma program is all about. Whatever your diagnosis, whatever your challenges may be, if you set yourself a personal goal, big or small, you are proving to yourself that a cancer diagnosis does not need to stop you.
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