Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Not-So-Shameless Request

Many of you may know that my dad, Terry Nesbitt, was diagnosed with Multiple Myleoma in October 2006. In July 2007 he received a stem cell transplant which put him into remission. Each year we walk in the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Race for Research to help raise money to support continued research for this horrible cancer. Our family would love for you to join us or help us in anyway.

July 2009 marked 2 years after Terry’s stem cell transplant!

In honor of him and the many other Multiple Myeloma patients out there, we invite you to join Terry and his Troupers as they continue Kickin’ Cancer’s Ass at the 2009 Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Race for Research on Sunday, September 27th - 9:00 a.m. at Lake Phalen in St. Paul.

The MMRF is the world’s number-one funder of Multiple Myeloma research. We believe the accomplishments this organization has made in multiple myeloma research attributed to the success of Terry’s treatment. The mission of the MMRF is to urgently and aggressively fund research that will lead to the development of new treatments for multiple myeloma. In 2007, nearly 93% of every dollar of revenue raised was directed toward myeloma research and related educational programs.

This past year has been a good one. Terry continues to thrive despite a few bothersome colds. He still plays golf once a week with the guys and looks forward to the upcoming bowling and deer hunting seasons.

July 5th marked Terry and Connie’s 40th wedding anniversary. To celebrate, they spent a week in the Black Hills just as they did for their honeymoon in 1969. They had a great time and saw lots of wildlife. Upon their return they enjoyed a nice dinner with their kids and grandchildren. Their newest grandson, CT, arrived just in time for the celebration.

Although it was cold and wet for the walk last year, a great group of folks joined us. We would love for you to join us again in September.

We know not everyone is able to join us, so we kindly accept donations to the MMRF in celebration of Terry’s recovery and accomplishments. We hope to honor the impacted families that will come after us by showing our appreciation and support to the MMRF for fighting this incurable disease.

We surpassed our goal of $1000 last year and raised $1270.
Help us reach our new goal of $1250

For more information or to make a donation, please visit:

If you plan to walk with us, please contact Becky at for more information on how to register.

Thank you for your love and support!

Terry’s Troupers

Becky Paape -
Manda Georgopoulos -