Multiple myeloma fundraising goal: $10,000

Our team met for a group training climb in New Hampshire the first weekend of June.

We've been on calls and our team Facebook page throughout the course of things, but this was the first time most of us got to meet face to face.

It really was great getting to know and talk to everyone so that when we go to Mt. Fuji in Japan we'll all already know each other.

Everyone on this team is invested in not only this trip, but in the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and raising awareness of this disease.

Something that I like to point out is that all funds raised by our team members go directly to research through the MMRF, as we have a sponsor, Japan-based Takeda Oncology, which is covering all the costs.

So every donation is going directly to the MMRF for research.

The MMRF is a very rare charity: 90 percent of the funds raised are directed to research. And the work it is doing is not only helping patients with myeloma, but it's helping fight so many other cancers.

My goal individually is to raise $10,000, and I'm currently at just over $8,600.

If you'd like to donate or learn more about this trek, you can visit my fundraising page at Fuji/jeanquinnwescher.

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