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In this week’s blog, IMF Chairman of the Board and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Brian G.M. Durie looks to Amanda Gorman’s poem, “An Ode We Owe” for strength, wisdom, and insight on global key issues that we are presently facing—whether climate change, inequality, or COVID-19. Despite Pres. Biden’s declaration that the pandemic is over, Dr. Durie still strongly advises myeloma patients to exercise due diligence to protect themselves from COVID-19. READ THE BLOG.
The IMF thanks patients, care partners, loved ones, healthcare professionals, and more for bringing multiple myeloma to the forefront through its #kNOwMyeloma campaign. You connected 17.8 million times on social media in 37 countries, making this once little-known disease better understood. LEARN MORE.
The IMF M-Power Initiative is focused on changing the course of myeloma in Black communities. Myeloma is two times more common in people of African descent than it is in all other races and ethnicities. Our first virtual M-Power New York webinar took place on October 1st. Watch the replays with panelists Dr. Saad Usmani (Memorial Sloan Kettering—NYC, NY); IMF Nurse Leadership Board Member Amy E. Pierre, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; IMF Patient, President & CEO Yelak Biru; Patient and Care Partner Team Terrence and Toni Green; IMF Vice President of Support Groups and Care Partner Robin Tuohy; and IMF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Mikhael. WATCH NOW.
The 10th Annual Miracles for Myeloma Hybrid 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in-person in a safe environment at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ. This year will still be a HYBRID race and participants still have the option to join a team virtually or in-person. REGISTER NOW.
The IMF hosts a virtual multiple myeloma workshop addressing the needs specific to communities in the Eastern Midwest Region of the U.S. on October 22, 2022, at 8 a.m. PST / 11 a.m. EST. This Regional Community Workshop will include an introduction to myeloma, upfront treatments at diagnosis, maintenance therapy, relapse information, and an update on clinical trials. A member of the IMF Nurse Leadership Board will talk about managing side effects and symptoms of myeloma and its treatments. After each presentation with the experts, attendees will have ample time to ask questions. REGISTER NOW.
Join Las Voces de Mieloma Support Group (Spanish/Virtual), on Tuesday, October 18, 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. PST. The guest speaker is Dr. Mauricio Villegas Fortuny, Hematologist at the General Hospital San Juan De Dios, Social Security Institute, Pedro Betancourt Antigua Guatemala Hospital, and Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro. He is also the current Director of Laboratories of the Institute of Human Genetics in Guatemala.
Las Voces de Mieloma Grupo de Apoyo (Virtual/español), Martes, 18 de Octubre, 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. (Tiempo Pacífico). Expositor invitado: Dr. Mauricio Villegas Fortuny, Hematólogo del Hospital General San Juan De Dios, Instituto de Seguridad Social, Hospital Pedro Betancourt Antigua Guatemala y Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro. También es el actual Director de Laboratorios del Instituto de Genética Humana de Guatemala. REGISTER NOW.
Our hearts go to all innocent victims of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
As a global organization, the International Myeloma Foundation supports — and will continue to support — every myeloma patient, caregiver, doctor, researcher, and advocate going through struggles and difficulties brought about by the war in Ukraine.
As an advocate for hope and resilience among the members of the myeloma community, the IMF is here for you — and even to a greater degree, during this most difficult time.
Our mission is clear, and our steadfast commitment continues — to improve the quality of life of myeloma patients across the globe, while working toward prevention and a cure.
Need assistance in creating a fundraiser? The IMF team is here for you. Find out how you can help in the fight against myeloma today!