FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield University rowing teams hosted a “Meters for Myeloma” 5k event that raised $6,100 for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation on Sunday, March 26th.
The event was in honor of two of the program’s closest friends, Assistant Coach Matthew Labine and Jo Hannafin. Labine was diagnosed with multiple myeloma this past January and has been unable to attend practices this semester. As the Assistant Coach, he played an essential role for the team and coached the Varsity 4+ to gold at the MAAC Championships last spring.
Hannafin, the wife of former Assistant Coach John Brisson, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in April of 2012. Dr. Hannafin is currently an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and a Team Physician for U.S. Rowing.
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation is dedicated to researching and pursuing innovative means to treat this disease, with the goal of extending the lives of current patients and eventually finding a cure for all.