When Dr. Elsey’s co-founder Kathy Elsey was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, she and her husband, Dr. Bruce Elsey, chose to 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 $14 million since 2009 has accelerated the development of new treatments for patients suffering from the second most common type of blood cancer, while propelling the MMRF towards finding a cure.
“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