How much money would it take to cure multiple myeloma? 50 million? 100 million? With some off-the-charts luck, we’ll know in just over an hour. For the first time ever, I’m playing Powerball. The one time payout on the 1.5 billion dollar jackpot: 930 million dollars.
Since there isn’t any tax on donated money, our plan is to donate 850 million to myeloma research foundations, 50 million to help spay and neuter organizations; selfishly keeping 30 million dollars (22 million dollars after taxes) for ourselves.
With such altruistic motives, how can a lottery virgin lose?
Kidding aside, I’m surprised we don’t hear more about large impact donations like these in media reports. After all, how much money does someone need? So funny. “What will you do if you win?” “Take a trip, buy a house for mom…” This is almost a billion dollars with a great big “B,” people. You could buy a small country with that.
All of this begs the question: Is myeloma and other cancer research being slowed by lack of funding? I’m sure it has something to do with it. But would unlimited resources solve myeloma’s undaunted ability to develop drug resistance?
Wouldn’t you love to find out?
Wish us luck!
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat