Member FUNdraiser

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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Please contact Suzanne Battaglia, IMF Director of Member Events, at or 800-452-2873 ext. 227, and join us in working together toward our common goal...a CURE.


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Explore these pages to find events in your areas – we encourage our members to support existing fundraisers as well as create their own! For more ideas on fundraising events, read the latest issue of Making Miracles – a newsletter inspired by our members!

Upcoming Events:

Tea's and Jeans Social

For being a #MyelomaWarrior and taking action this month! We are ending Myeloma Action Month with a celebration; “Celebration of Life”! Join us for our “Teas” and Jeans Social where it’s all about enjoying a moment in time with fun games, laughter, sweets table, and raffles.

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Julianne's Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon San Francisco

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.

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Miles for Myeloma 5K Walk/Run

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.

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Miracles Happen When Pigs Fly!

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.

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11th Annual Carolyn Czerkies Memorial Golf Outing

In 2000, our mother, Carolyn Czerkies, passed away from complications brought on by multiple myeloma. In 2008, my brothers, David and Scott, and I decided to organize our first IMF fundraiser as a tribute to our mom and to benefit the efforts of the International Myeloma Foundation.

Please join us for this year's 11th Annual Carolyn Czerkies Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, June 2nd at Joliet Country Club and help support the IMF's effort to find a cure for this life-threatening disease.

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Great Wine + Great Causes

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! 

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Miss Black USA's Dollars for Myeloma

As Miss Black USA, 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.

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10 to Win the Fight

Multiple Myeloma is an incurable blood cancer that used to be pretty rare. Unfortunately, more and more people are being diagnosed every day.  The month of March is Myeloma Action Month and in support of that, our Southeastern Virginia (SEVA) Myeloma Networking Group is asking for your help to find a cure. The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is working on finding that cure but they need our help. The members of the SEVA Networking Group are asking you to share this request with your family, friends, and neighbors to join our “Ten to Win” challenge. If 10 people would donate just $10 and then challenge 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 to b IMF to develop that cure. Please join our challenge! We are just so close to that “C” word….CURE!

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Grand Tour of Scotland - Whisky Tasting

Enjoy a "Grand Tour of Scotland" Single Malt Whisky tasting with whisky ambassador and enthusiast Gary McAdam. He will take you on a guided flavor tour through the whisky regions of his homeland-Scotland.

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