Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Cause Area

  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation


383 Main AvenueFifth FloorNorwalk, CT 06851 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The MMRF relentlessly pursues innovations to find a cure for all multiple myeloma patients and accelerate the development of precision treatments for cancer.


The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was established in 1998 by Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient, and her twin sister Karen Andrews. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the MMRF has created the business model around cancer-from data to analytics to the clinic. The MMRF identifies barriers and then finds the solutions to overcome them, bringing in the best partners and aligning incentives in the industry to drive better outcomes for patients. Since its inception, the organization has collected thousands of samples and tissues, opened nearly 100 trials, helped bring 11 FDA-approved therapies to market, and built CoMMpass, the single largest genomic dataset for any cancer. Today, the MMRF is building on its legacy in genomics and is expanding into immune-oncology, as the combination of these two fields will be critical to making precision medicine possible for all patients. The MMRF has raised nearly $500 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs.


Would you recommend Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation?
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by Christopher N. from West Jordan, UT (May 14, 2023)
Friendly people who are doing it all for a good cause. They were pleasant with me and I enjoyed the experience. Looking forward to helping again.
by Matyas H. from Bay Harbor Islands, FL (April 23, 2023)
The volunteering was fine. We stayed with my sister and helped even after all other people left. However, we never received any certificates for the time spent helping and it has been over a month now. I wonder what we can do about it?!
by Alberto O. (November 19, 2016)
Well organized and devoted staff members that love their jobs.
by divija t. from chantilly, VA (May 16, 2016)
The organization has dedication in their activities, motivated volunteers.

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