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The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure.
In this week’s blog, IMF Chairman of the Board and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Brian G.M. Durie gives the latest COVID-19 updates: currently circulating variants, vaccines, and free COVID-19 tests to name a few. He also makes mention of a noteworthy PharmaVoice 100 awardee— Gracell Biotechnologies Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer William (Wei) Cao, Ph.D, B.M.—and provides an update on the results of a study involving an ixazomib drug combination. Dr. Durie concludes his blog with an inspiring story about the extraordinary resilience of the 150-year-old banyan tree which was ravaged by fires recently in Lahaina, Hawaii. He hopes that myeloma patients will have the same kind of resilience in facing day-to-day challenges. READ THE BLOG.
Myeloma patients on Medicare: The HealthWell Foundation has opened a fund to help with co-pays/premiums. The maximum award level is $12,000, covering various treatments. Check eligibility and apply now.
The Patient Advocate Foundation Medical Insurance Premium Assistance Co-Pay Relief Fund is open. Don't miss out on support for co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles, and medical insurance premiums. Apply Now.
Visit the IMF Financial Resources to view a comprehensive list of programs that provide financial assistance. LEARN MORE.
Join us for the "Living Well With Myeloma" webinar on October 12, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. PST with Dr. Urvi A. Shah. As myeloma survival rates rise, discover how nutrition and lifestyle interventions can further improve outcomes. Dr. Shah will delve into the scientific evidence behind dietary guidance, drawing from epidemiologic studies and clinical trials. Learn how diet influences cancer through the microbiome, metabolism, and the immune system. The webinar will wrap up with practical tips to enhance dietary habits. Engage in a summary discussion and a Live Q&A, gaining valuable insights to empower yourself. REGISTER NOW.
Lace up your sneakers and join us for an incredible cause at the 11th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk. We're thrilled to invite you to a day filled with hope, inspiration, and community as we gather on October 14 in Oak Ridge Park in Clark, New Jersey. You can join us at 10:00 a.m. EST on that day to race in person, or you can log your miles and race virtually. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just love a leisurely stroll, this event is for everyone. By participating, you're making a direct impact on the lives of those affected by myeloma and contributing to groundbreaking research that brings us closer to a cure. Contact Ron Pask at 732-574-9182 or [email protected] to learn more. See you at the starting line! LEARN MORE.
If you're living with high-risk myeloma, you don't have to navigate this journey on your own. We've created a supportive community just for you. Our virtual support group will kick off on October 17, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. PST | 7:00 p.m. EST. Join us for an informative session featuring IMF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Mikhael, who will delve into the criteria used to identify high-risk myeloma cases. If you're interested in participating and would like more information, contact us at [email protected]. Remember, you're not alone—our community is here for you! LEARN MORE.
Join Las Voces de Mieloma Support Group (Spanish/Virtual), on Tuesday, October 17, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (Pacific)
Guest speaker: Jesus G. Berdeja, MD
Director, Multiple Myeloma Research, Tennessee Oncology — Nashville, Tennessee LEARN MORE.
Las Voces de Mieloma Grupo de Apoyo (en Español/Virtual), Martes, 17 de Octubr, 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. (Tiempo Pacífico).
Invitada Especial: Jesus G. Berdeja, MD
Director, Investigación del Mieloma Múltiple, Tennessee Oncology — Nashville, Tennessee APRENDE MÁS.
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!