Climbing a mountain for cancer

by | Jun 8, 2017 | Life & Style

Leslie Perron, of Princeton, is on a journey to raise $12,389 for Multiple Myeloma research. She will be climbing the 12,389 ft. summit of Mount Fuji in Japan as part of the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma program. She is in a stage of complete response to treatment from the disease. Joe Reavis/The Princeton Herald.

A Princeton woman and cancer survivor, Leslie Perron, heads to Japan in July as part of a group slated to climb Mount Fuji to raise funds and awareness for Multiple Myeloma research.

Participating in the climb in a group of 19 are six patients living with the disease, along with caregivers, a doctor and advocates. Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma is a collaborative effort among CURE Media Group, Takeda Oncology and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

“I feel like I have to do this now, because I can, and do it for those who can’t,” Perron said.

Mount Fuji, at 12,389 feet, is the highest mountain in Japan and is a dormant volcano.

By Joe Reavis • Staff Writer • [email protected]

For the complete story see the June 8 edition of The Princeton Herald or click here for the e-Edition.

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