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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Our Sixth Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K run/walk will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018! Our fifth run/walk last year became an unbelievable event for all, and we raised over $78,000 in pursuit of the cure for multiple myeloma. As a matter of fact, a Senior Brian D. Novis Research Grant were awarded to the entire Miracles for Myeloma event, and was presented to a researcher helping to find that cure at the ASH (American Society of Hematologists) conference in December! It is once again our goal to raise awareness and money in our ongoing fight against this deadly disease.
After a very successful event last year, we are happy to announce the 3rd annual "A Mission for Matt" Dinner Dance.
In November of 2013, at the age of 36, my brother Matt, a healthy, energetic teacher and coach, husband, and father of 3, was hospitalized with his 4th case of pneumonia. These multiple pneumonias, we found out 3 days later, were the result of a diagnosis none of us were prepared to hear - multiple myeloma. In December, being the selfless, generous man Matt is, he began a clinical trial in order to help fight this disease, and to help others afflicted with myeloma. This chemotherapy alone could not halt the myeloma from progressing, and Matt endured a stem cell transplant in June of 2015. Today, he continues to battle multiple myeloma with chemo every other week.
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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!
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!
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!