Alumnus Paul Bassett climbs Machu Picchu for Myeloma awareness
Alumnus Paul Bassett, ’11, recently climbed Machu Picchu in Peru to bring awareness to myeloma. He participated in the inaugural Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma partnership with Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Cure Magazine, which brought together a team of patients, physicians, nurses, and researchers to conquer a mountain. While training for this event, Bassett logged over 500 miles.
Participants created a ‘Living Proof’ banner that was displayed at the top of the mountain with the names of those who are currently battling cancer and to honor those who have been lost to the disease. Upon hearing about Kent State President Beverly Warren’s diagnosis, Bassett contacted the president for permission to include her name on the banner and his personal tribute shirt.