Lorymac Myeloma Team
Please join us Saturday, October 5th for the 9th Emory Winship 5k. I hope you will be involved again this year!
It’s another year and I’m thankful to say my beautiful wife, Lory Macrate, is still here and celebrating a milestone birthday this weekend (hint: divisible by 5, but not by 10), more than 8 years after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma. What great news!
Multiple myeloma is a malignant, incurable cancer of the bone marrow. Myeloma cells ultimately become resistant to the treatment. That’s why research for new treatments is so critically important.
Even though Lory has relapsed on her current treatment, we’re “milking it”, which has slowed progression. We are extremely grateful for the team at Emory, led by Dr. Sagar Lonial and Charise Gleason, that have helped extend Lory’s life!
Although researchers are continually working on new discoveries, there is a limited number of drugs that slow progression of this disease. Emory's Winship Cancer Institute (one of the top 1% of cancer centers in the United States) is on the frontline of cancer research and is fortunately one of the leading multiple myeloma centers in the world.
Financial support from people like us is vitally important for continued research progress, particularly given the tremendous uncertainty surrounding the healthcare system these days. Rest assured that your donation will go directly and immediately to cancer research at Winship.
Lory and i always appreciate your support and concern!