Muscles for Myeloma: Myeloma Crowd Research Initiative
Better Fitness Brings Us Closer to a Cure
Join Muscles for Myeloma to get fit this year and raise funds to support ground-breaking research in multiple myeloma, a rare cancer of the bone marrow.
Fitness matters to everyone, but it is especially important for myeloma patients. The number of their treatment options depend a great deal on levels of fitness—Fit, Unfit or Frail—regardless of age. The more fit patients are, the more they are able to tolerate therapies which leads to better, longer lasting outcomes.
So let's get moving! You can help motivate myeloma patients get fit at the same time. Invite them to join you by walking, running, lifting light weights, biking, joining fitness groups and classes, or playing your favorite sport.
Here’s how you can join us to build Muscles for Myeloma and move the bar forward for myeloma research in 2016:
1. Set Your Goal
Register at http://give.crowdcare.org/muscles2016 to set your fitness goal, make a personal "Muscles for Myeloma" page and tell everyone how you're going to get fit. Whether it's joining an event or creating a team actity, whatever gets you moving is awesome.
2. Ask for Pledges to Reach Your Goal
Invite family, friend and colleagues to donate to your page. You can use the email, Facebook or Twitter tool to invite friends and family to support your efforts.
3. Invite A Friend to Join You
Working out with friends is far more fun than going it alone. Invite your friends, spouse, children, colleagues, teams or exercise classes to join you in the Muscles for Myeloma fitness challenge. You can even turn your page into a team page - make a family page or company page.
4. Get Moving!
Run, walk, swim, bike, lift, play, jump or do whatever works for you. Consider joining an event during or after the challenge to give yourself a longer term goal and keep you motivated. (We'll have a list of events you can consider joining shortly).
5. Track Your Progress and Share with Your Supporters to Win Prizes
Track your progress with your supporters by updating your page and have fun!
PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING ANY FITNESS PROGRAM.
Thanks to our Muscles for Myeloma sponsors, Sanofi Genzyme, Takeda Oncology and Celgene Corporation.