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Cancer Research Advocate Runs 200 Miles, Raises $1 Million for Research

Funds will support critical research for multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer.

Ultra-marathoner and multiple myeloma advocate Eric Gelber recently made history by running a record 200 miles around New York City’s Central Park to raise awareness and research dollars for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) during Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Eric’s “Journey Towards a Cure” for this incurable blood cancer drew support from hundreds of donors, runners and advocates who flocked to Central Park and to the MMRF’s donation page to help him cross the finish line and exceed his fundraising goal, surpassing $1 million as the weekend came to a close.

Tribeca Studios was on-site to capture it all as part of a documentary dedicated to highlighting Eric and the MMRF’s innovative research efforts titled, “Just a Mile to Go.” The video above was created before Gelber’s run from Sept. 16 to 18 to help promote his fundraising goal.