2021 Marathon: Julia Abramovich for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Above: Julia Abramovich is running this Monday to help raise funds to research a cure for Multiple Myeloma. (photo from fundraising page)

[The Boston Marathon always includes a pack of runners from our town. While this year, the number allowed on the course is limited, Southborough still has a strong showing.

Between now and Monday, I’m featuring stories of residents donning bibs for a cause.]

Every year, some Southborough runners dedicate their Boston Marathon run to a personal cause. This year is no exception.

Julia Abramovich’s fundraising page explains that since her father passed away from Multiple Myeloma in 2003, research has resulted in new treatments. Still, although it is the second most common form of blood cancer, it still has one of the lowest five-year relative survival rates of all cancers. She writes:

I want to continue to support the progress in the important research made possible by [the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation]. As a result of this research, FDA has approved eleven new treatments in the time that it usually takes for one new drug to come to market. That wasn’t an option available to our dad, but hopefully it will be to tomorrow’s patients.

Please support my participation in the Boston Marathon and, more importantly, cancer patients need these funds to extend their lives while we get closer and closer to a cure. Please contribute whatever you can. It all adds up!

Like the runner I highlighted yesterday, Abramovich ran the virtual marathon in 2020. This year, she is “eager and honored to commit to run the real 26.2 mile Boston marathon course and raise at least $10,000 for the MMRF.”

[Note: If you are a Southborough resident using the Marathon to raise funds/awareness for a cause, please reach out with your information. Email mysouthborough@gmail.com.]

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