Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Multiple Myeloma March was not held at Otway Nordic Ski Centre. Instead, participants were encouraged to walk in their own neighbourhoods at the same time as the regularly scheduled event.
March spokesperson, Jenn Collins, was determined to create awareness for myeloma, a little-known and incurable cancer of the plasma cells that she has been actively living with since 2015. Together, family, friends, and community members raised nearly $14,000. Funds will go towards research to help ensure that new drug therapies continue to be developed until a cure is found for the deadly blood cancer that affects nine new Canadians every day.
Thanks to major strides in research, not only has the quality of life of patients improved, but researchers are encouraged to see that life expectancies have more than doubled in the past 15 years, and this is continuing on an upward trend.
The Multiple Myeloma March is Myeloma Canada’s flagship fundraiser. Myeloma Canada, a charitable organization, is driven to improve the lives of those impacted by myeloma and to support research toward finding a cure.
Prince George is one of a record 33 communities across Canada participating in this year’s Multiple Myeloma March.
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