Local Athlete Participated in Mt. Democrat Hike to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 12, 2018

Mitchell Happeney to join the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation “Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma Program” in raising $2 Million for cancer research

 Lancaster, Ohio – For the second time a Lancaster High School graduate is “moving mountains” to bring attention to and raise funds for multiple myeloma research. Mitchell Happeney, son of Marcy and Randy Happeney of Lancaster, is part of the “Moving Mountains” group sponsored by the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). The group is climbing Mt. Democrat (14,155 ft) in Colorado to raise funds and bring attention to multiple myeloma treatment and research.

Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in blood. It can collect in the marrow and bones and thus is sometimes referred to as a bone cancer. Approximately 100,000 persons in the US have the diagnosis with 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year. It is a “treatable but not curable” form of cancer.

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