Nearly four years ago, I collapsed in my bedroom, unable to even get up. Later that day, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer I had never heard of. To be able to climb to Everest Base Camp with others who have a deep connection to multiple myeloma has been one of the most meaningful and impactful experiences of my life. By doing this trek I am able to show my friends and family that their support gives me strength every day. And I am able to show myself that this disease does not have a hold on me. I want to show that what MM4MM is doing by raising funds for the MMRF is reaching far and wide – in this case 18,300 feet!
~ Jennifer Davis, patient

The Grand Canyon MM4MM trek empowered me. I hiked on the Bright Angel Trail when, exactly one year earlier, I laid in a hospital bed wondering what the future held. Was there really hope? The answer is a strong YES!
~ Kathleen Kauffman, patient

Pharma Partners

As a scientist, I work in the lab (not with patients). So, my team and I never get to see the validation of our work. The opportunity to meet patients, to talk with them and then see that the work that we are is doing at the lab makes an impact … there are no words to describe how valuable this is! I’m inspired to work even harder… find drugs to cure this disease forever. And that’s the message that I’m telling my colleagues when I get back to work.
~ Karuppiah Kannan Lead Scientist, Takeda Oncology

Those of us who have the privilege of working in an industry that creates medicines for patients with cancer need only look as far as these MM4MM patients for inspiration to keep doing our jobs to ensure that these drugs get created and are accessible to all.
~ Ryan Cohlhepp, Vice President, US Oncology Marketing, Takeda Oncology

Healthcare Providers

Being here in Nepal to trek to Everest Base Camp with this team is so powerful to me. Patients, caregivers, researchers, and industry. By taking this challenge on we are satying loud and clear that together we will go to the ends of the Earth to find a cure.
~ Dr. Saad Usmani, Levine Cancer Center, Charlotte, VA

It is so powerful to hike alongside patients and caregivers… and to demonstrate through this climb that I am helping fund myeloma research. It means so much to me and to the patients that I serve.
~ Dr. Brian Berryman, myeloma doctor, Baylor, Dallas, TX

Climbing a mountain to honor the cancer cause is an extraordinary thrilling experience! As a cancer provider, dedicating my career to serving cancer patients on a daily basis, to have this opportunity to take my service to a different level is more than an honor! I am so looking forward to being a part of the MMRF's incredible mission in cancer research. I dedicate my climb and my efforts to reach the top of Mt. Washington to my dear patients, my colleagues and the work that I do, my family and my awesome company Texas Oncology!
~ Dana Rosencranz


We got something we did not expect on our Kilimanjaro climb. We gained empowerment from knowing that we can have a hand in helping our mother fight this devastating disease. We don’t have to sit back and be passive. We can be active, informed, empowered caregivers and increase our mother’s chances of having a positive outcome and a better quality of life.
~ Jana Cannon & Julie Ryan, daughters and caregivers

When I think of Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma, I think of JP’s strength, determination and courage to climb any hurdle in front of him. From the day we were accepted to join the Everest Base Camp Team, our lives forever changed. It gave this dreadful disease a purpose for JP and me. It wasn’t just about a diagnosis; it was an opportunity to make a difference and to be part of the action that is leading towards a cure, since the funds raised go directly to the MMRF. The experience we had together as a team has made these 17 people part of my life forever.
~ Annamarie Kealy, wife and caregiver

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