Grassroots fundraisers are taking place across the country as friends of the IMF help raise awareness of myeloma while supporting essential research, patient education, and advocacy programs. Since 1997, we have been working with people just like you to create and produce fundraisers for the IMF. We are with you every step of the way! Anyone can participate – you can be 8 or 80 – and fundraisers can be as easy as hosting a bake sale or luncheon, and as elaborate as a golf tournament.
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Claudia Meyer, a world-renowned artist, will be hosting “Sensoria” – a solo art show – at the Castelli Art Space at 5440 W. Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles from February 3–11, 2018. A portion of all sales of her works from this event will benefit the International Myeloma Foundation. Claudia describes “Sensoria” as “a visual extrapolation of the five senses. It is a journey within the center of an imaginary world who finds it roots within the Aesthetic of reality.”
In May of 2011, Carolyn and I retired and moved from New Jersey to The Villages in Florida to enjoy what we worked so hard to achieve. Unfortunately in November of that same year, she was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and so began the long and tough process of treatments.
Carolyn's battle ended in October 2015 not without tremendous help and encouragement from the IMF. It is for this reason that this fundraiser is being arranged in her memory to benefit the continuing work of the IMF and The Villages Multiple Myeloma Support Group.
San Francisco is the city where my beautiful mother grew up, went to school and started to raise her own family. I love this city where my parents met and fell in love. I ran the San Francisco Marathon in July of 2011, so it has taken me quite awhile to get back into competition mode. I’ve either had injuries or faced other obstacles that have prevented me from getting serious about other events. My sister asked me to join her on April 8, 2018 to run the Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon in San Francisco and I certainly could not say ‘no’ to that proposition. I run this event in honor of my mother, Clara Basques, who fought bravely against multiple myeloma. I am encouraged by the strides research has made since my mother’s diagnosis. I want other families to reap the benefits that the International Myeloma Foundation has provided through education to promote early diagnosis, overall patient support, and global awareness.
The 2018 Miles for Myeloma 5K Walk/Run is a regional, family friendly 5K Walk/Run presented by the Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group.The USA Track & Field/RRTC Certified 5K course boasts beautiful views of the historic Please Touch Museum and the Horticultural Center’s Japanese Gardens along with accessible and free parking! Proceeds from the event will benefit the most promising research initiatives as well as patient support programs of the International Myeloma Foundation.
Our daughters, Ellen and Teresa, started this fundraiser seven years ago. It has expanded to include our children, grandchildren, extended family, multiple myeloma patients, caregivers and friends. Through their efforts, $25,000 has been raised for the International Myeloma Foundation. Multiple myeloma is a fatal blood cancer. Due to advances in treatment and the availability of new drugs, life expectancy has improved from 2 – 3 years in 2000. 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 Research Initiative® which is a major push to cure this disease.
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!
As Miss Black USA www.missblackusa.org, multiple myeloma awareness has been very near my heart because of the diagnosis of my mother with the cancer. I immediately see how supportive they are to speak to and work with my mother, as well as using me as a voice to the African American communities that are out there. There is so much awareness about other cancers and not enough on others. From an outsider looking in, it looks like not all cancers are treated fairly in terms of awareness. Not only am I excited to work with the IMF but I am ready to bring awareness nationally and internationally as well.