The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

"When the MMRF was founded in 1998, patients with multiple myeloma had little hope. There was very little research on the disease. The same drugs had been used for several decades, with no new innovations on the horizon. As a result, patients had a life expectancy of only 3 years. Since then, the MMRF’s urgent and revolutionary work with researchers, clinicians, and partners in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries has sparked new hope for patients and dramatically changed the treatment landscape. The results speak for themselves."

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding treatments for people with Multiple Myeloma with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.  In their 2012 annual budget report, 90% of their total budget went to research awards and programs, 7.6% to fundraising, and only 2.4% went to administrative costs.  The breakdown of the 90% is below:

  • 53% -- Clinical Research
  • 14% -- Basic Science
  • 12% -- Translational Research
  • 11% -- Education
  • 10% -- Program Support

The MMRF consistently earns top rankings from the nation's leading charity evaluators.  Learn more here.

"The MMRF relentlessly pursues innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure."
Click here for the annual report