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The Journey Towards a Cure: Meet Eric Gelber


Eric Gelber, a CBRE Executive Vice President and ultra-endurance athlete, a husband and father has taken on increasingly challenging endurance feats to raise funds to find new treatments and eventually a cure for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer which, currently is incurable. Eric has raised over $2,400,000 for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) to fund critical research to accelerate a cure for every patient.


It began in 2006, when Eric decided to get off the couch and run his first marathon to raise funds for cancer research and honor a friend, Anita, who was battling multiple myeloma. After that first marathon he was hooked. Each year since then, he has challenged himself by taking on longer and more difficult events, building up to The Journey Towards a Cure in 2016. On his third attempt, over the course of 60 hours, Eric ran 200 Miles in New York City’s Central Park. Hundreds of everyday runners, patients and caregivers joined him as he put his body on the line to raise money and awareness for the MMRF. Eric’s incredible story has attracted much media attention. In 2016, Resonant Films and Tribeca Films captured his passion and grit in a 50-minute documentary, 200 MILES, which premiered at the prestigious TriBeCa Film Festival and is now available on Crackle and a number of other streaming services.


In 2018, Eric reimagined The Journey into a festival like atmosphere which included a 12-hour run relay, live music, and a food and beer garden. Most importantly it was a chance for all to come out to support and celebrate life together at a one-of-a-kind event. The event inspired nearly 150 people to push their limits to support myeloma patients, raising over $194,000. Then In 2021, he returned to Central Park but not for a run, but another epic idea created by Eric, a 200-mile erg rowing event! The rowing event raised $165,000 pushing the total raised by Eric and supporters of The Journey to over $2 million to accelerate a cure.

On April 27-28, 2024, Eric invites you to be part of The Journey at Sea Colony a family-friendly 2-day event that will encompass an exclusive viewing of the inspiring 200 MILES documentary and cocktail party, tennis and pickle ball tournaments, and a 5K race and 1-mile fun walk.   Register now for the event or make a donation to The Journey today!