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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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.
The IMF has made phenomenal advancements in research, while never losing its heart for patients like myself and caregivers. This has ignited a vision and desire within me to continuously raise financial support to ensure the war on multiple myeloma is “making miracles”, and the fight in “Finding the Cure for Myeloma” is won and informing those who “Join the Conversation” which alters the quality of life for others, as it has positively improved my quality of life.
Dr. Christopher Meier was diagnosed with multiple myeloma nine years ago. Multiple myeloma is a incurable blood cancer. The International Myeloma Foundation has been an important part of his 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. Dr. Meier will be retiring on December 31st, 2018
To honor the memory of Carolyn Curtis - Founder of The Villages Multiple Myeloma Support Group
We enjoy seeing all of you each year and look forward to seeing you all again this year. YOU are what makes this fundraiser a tremendous success and with your help we will repeat that success again this year 2019.
Carolyn would be so proud of the work being done to help the Myeloma patients with gas cards while traveling to and from their Cancer treatments. BLESS YOU ALL
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!
I want to raise $50K that the IMF can use as an educational grant because today most patients diagnosed with Myeloma have still never heard of it. And with more treatments available (but still no cure), education is even more important. Please consider making a donation to support IMF’s patient education program so that others can benefit like I have getting to spend more time with the family...especially the grandkids!