I am so excited to be able to invite you to participate with me in organizing a member fundraiser! Together, you and I, and my teammate Ilana Kenville, can create miracles.
On the previous page, we posted the latest issue of Making Miracles, the IMF’s magazine that spotlights and celebrates you, one of the many people who lend their enthusiasm, passion, time, and energy to help us empower and support our entire myeloma community.
It is worth noting that 2015 and 2016 were banner years for member fundraisers, not just because of the amount of funding and public awareness they raised for myeloma, but also because of the unique and fun ways people chose to accomplish their fundraising goals.
Some events gathered hundreds of people on the golf course or the 5K race track. Others hosted a small group of friends around a dinner table or at a backyard BBQ. These small and large events are invaluable to our mission. Because they get the word out in communities the IMF doesn’t normally reach, they are perfect opportunities to bring public awareness to our mutual cause. You will see in Making Miracles that something you already do in your life can be made even more special, while helping to spread community awareness about myeloma.
As one of our organizers said – “It didn’t start as an IMF fundraiser. It simply started as something I was doing for myself, my own health, and my own peace of mind.”
So if the thought of organizing a fundraiser feels overwhelming, think of this: Do you ever host a dinner party? Or take a walk in a park? Or celebrate a milestone? Or meet up with friends for an activity you love? Do you shop on Amazon, who donates a percentage of everything you buy to the IMF? (If so, click here ) Do you have a vehicle of any kind, working or not, that you’d like to donate (if so, click here ).
If you can say yes to any of these questions, you’re already well on your way to creating a public awareness and fundraising opportunity. And the IMF is here to help every step of the way. Call or email me and we’ll help you make it happen.
Thank you for supporting our myeloma community in ways that are uniquely you.
With warmest regards and deep appreciation,
Suzanne Battaglia Director, Member Events