Upcoming Events: Fundraiser
All proceeds go to The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), the first and largest foundation focusing specifically on multiple myeloma. The IMF’s reach extends to more than 525,000 members in 140 countries worldwide. The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure through four founding principles: Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy.
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This cancer has affected both of our lives in negative ways, which is why we have decided to make a difference. We are hoping to raise $10K in support of the International Myeloma Foundation for research to find a cure for multiple myeloma. In our efforts, we hope to help as much as we can to contribute to the fight against myeloma. It starts with us, with you, working together to make a difference.
-Bayla and Sarah.
As I begin to plan this 2019 fundraising story for all of you, I am writing this on the days leading up to my 10-year anniversary of my Stem Cell Transplant. It was April 19, 2009 when I had the clean cells put back into me. I had my last maintenance therapies in early 2011 and that was only Zometa. I am one of the fortunate ones who made it to double digits after SCT and so this riding and supporting I do, is my way to give back to this community I never wanted to be a member of. So, here I am in 2019 leaving for the mid-west and east-coast to support Multiple Myeloma and cancer patients and care givers in Kansas. Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, New York and Ontario Canada.
I am doing this hike to raise money for the international Myeloma Foundation (IMF). My nephew, Timothy Gavallas, has multiple myeloma, and the foundation has given him spiritual support and a network of friends that have helped he and his family face their battle with myeloma.
The members of the SEVA Networking group are asking you to share this request with your family, friends, and neighbors to join our 2nd Annual "Ten to Win" challenge. If 10 people would donate just $10 and then send a challenge to their family and friends to donate $10 and then they ask their family and friends to donate $10, and so on, those funds would be used for the IMF to develop that cure. Please join our challenge!
Jack is fundraising for myeloma education. His goal is to raise $50K that the IMF will use for an educational grant. Today most patients diagnosed with myeloma have still never heard of it and with more treatments available today but still no cure, education is even more important.
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.
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!