Grassroots fundraisers are taking place across the country as friends of the IMF help raise awareness of myeloma while supporting essential research, patient education, and advocacy programs. Since 1997, we have been working with people just like you to create and produce fundraisers for the IMF. We are with you every step of the way! Anyone can participate – you can be 8 or 80 – and fundraisers can be as easy as hosting a bake sale or luncheon, and as elaborate as a golf tournament.
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In 2017, while still with the Vet Center, he was diagnosed with 2 cancers, Multiple Myeloma and Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, with the VA and military linking both these cancers to his service in and out of country (burn Pits in Iraq and his job as an Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter). As of 2018, BagYo has successfully put the Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma into remission, and continues to march on in the fight against Multiple Myeloma. His fight is still being documented via video logs and journals which are being released on Youtube. Having found a new voice and passion through music, and his current fight with cancer, BagYo has the opportunity to access a platform and empathy that many others are unable to. By all accounts, he appears to do so with confidence.
Dr. Christopher Meier was diagnosed with multiple myeloma nine years ago. Multiple myeloma is a incurable blood cancer. The International Myeloma Foundation has been an important part of his battle with this disease: providing education, research dollars, guidelines, support for patients and families; and an initiative called the Black Swan Research Initiative® which is a major push to cure this disease. Dr. Meier will be retiring on December 31st, 2018
To honor the memory of Carolyn Curtis - Founder of The Villages Multiple Myeloma Support Group
We enjoy seeing all of you each year and look forward to seeing you all again this year. YOU are what makes this fundraiser a tremendous success and with your help we will repeat that success again this year 2019.
Carolyn would be so proud of the work being done to help the Myeloma patients with gas cards while traveling to and from their Cancer treatments. BLESS YOU ALL
The 2019 Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk is a regional, family friendly 5K Run/Walk presented by the Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group. The USA Track & Field/RRTC Certified 5K course boasts beautiful views of the historic Please Touch Museum and the Horticultural Center’s Japanese Gardens along with accessible and free parking! Proceeds from the event will benefit the most promising research initiatives as well as patient support programs of the International Myeloma Foundation.
And they will in Cincinnati, Ohio during the Flying Pig Marathon on May 4 & 5, 2019. Our daughters, Ellen and Teresa started this fundraiser 8 years ago. It has expanded to include our children, grandchildren, extended family, multiple myeloma patients, caregivers and friends.
That's the fundamental idea behind (c)3. We source our grapes from some of the best vineyards in the world, and give our profits to some of the best charities working to make a difference. Join us. Purchase a bottle and all of the profits will benefit the International Myeloma Foundation. Cheers!
In 2000, our mother, Carolyn Czerkies, passed away from complications brought on by multiple myeloma. In 2008, my brothers, David and Scott, and I decided to organize our first IMF fundraiser as a tribute to our mom and to benefit the efforts of the International Myeloma Foundation. This year, we are also honoring the memory of our dad, Edward Czerkies. In November, our dad passed away at the age of 81 from prostate cancer.
I want to raise $50K that the IMF can use as an educational grant because today most patients diagnosed with Myeloma have still never heard of it. And with more treatments available (but still no cure), education is even more important. Please consider making a donation to support IMF’s patient education program so that others can benefit like I have getting to spend more time with the family...especially the grandkids!