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 Cat Products, 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​ $​11 million since 2009 has accelerated the development of new treatments for patients, while propelling MMRF towards finding a cure.

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

The Elsey family, along with the more than 500,000 supporters they have inspired by matching their contributions, have generated nearly $19 million towards finding a cure for multiple myeloma during a pivotal time in research.