Let’s Leave Cancer in the Dust

When Kathy Elsey was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, the second most common type of blood cancer, she and her husband knew they were in a unique position. Kathy and her husband, Dr. Bruce Elsey, are the co-founders of Dr. Elsey’s, which meant they could utilize their corporate success to benefit a philanthropic cause: a commitment to cure cancer. By establishing the Dr. Elsey’s Fund to Cure Cancer in support of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), the Elseys’ generous support of ​over​ $​10 million since 2009 has accelerated the development of new treatments for patients, while propelling MMRF towards finding a cure.

The Elsey family, along with the more than 500,000 supporters they have inspired to match their contributions, have generated nearly $17 million towards finding a cure for multiple myeloma during a pivotal time in research.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

“The MMRF is an exemplary organization dedicated to finding new treatments and ultimately a cure for multiple myeloma, a disease I have. It is truly worthy of support by all myeloma patients, their friends and families. If all myeloma patients contributed to myeloma research, maybe we’d have a cure by now. Until that time comes, I will continue to make my own contributions for both myself and for those who do not. While any time of the year is a good time to contribute, this is an especially good time to give, with very generous donors Bruce and Kathy Elsey matching contributions up to $1 million total. For all I know, the dollar I give may be the dollar that saves my life.”

Dr. George Leader
Myeloma Patient and MMRF Supporter

Dr. Elsey’s Fund to Cure Cancer Match Campaign – 2016 Results

  • The match campaign generated $1,111,915 in individual gifts, succeeding in surpassing the targeted match ($1 million) from the Elseys’ generous gift