Women to run up Empire State Building stairs to raise money for cancer

LAKE PLACID – Three local women, Nadine Gonyea-Hathaway, Ashleah Mayberry and Jessica Hoffman, have been chosen to participate in the Empire State Building Run-Up in February 2014 as part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation PowerTeam.

The event asks participants to run up 86 flights -?1,576 steps – to the top of the Empire State Building and raise $7,500 as a team for the MMRF.

Multiple Myeloma is, at this time, an incurable blood cancer. Although progress has been made in treating multiple myeloma, the five-year relative

survival rate remains one of the lowest of all cancers.

The MMRF is the world’s largest private funder of myeloma research. The mission of the MMRF is to pursue innovative means that accelerate the development of next generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the

lives of patients and lead to a cure.

The local team has made a commitment to raise $2,500 per teammate. To donate to the cause, visit the team’s online website at www.active.com/donate/2014MMRFRunUp/lp2esb2014.

For more information, call 518-524-0342.