Upcoming Events: Fundraiser
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. Through their efforts, more than $33,000 has been raised for the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF). Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer, and due to advances in treatment and the availability of new drugs, life expectancy has greatly improved. The International Myeloma Foundation has been an important part of our battle with this disease: providing education, research dollars, guidelines, support for patients and families; and an initiative called the Black Swan Project which is a major push to cure this disease. The IMF provides support for our Cincy Myeloma Support Group. Patients and caregivers benefit from speakers, education and mutual support.
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!