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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After a very successful event last year, we are happy to announce the 2nd 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.
Our Fifth Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K run/walk will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017! Our forth 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.
You may know me from last year’s letter but for those who may not know, my name is Theresa Tucker. Seven years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma after years of excellent health. With the help of my physicians, family, and friends, I was educated about Multiple Myeloma and its current treatments. I attended several Multiple Myeloma seminars and workshops where I met with other patients, dedicated researchers, doctors, and supporters who were also diligently working in a variety of ways to overcome this illness and find a cure.
Together, we will walk to help end Multiple Myeloma not just for me and Susan, but for the 30,000 people who will be diagnosed this year.
Third annual Walkathon to End Multiple Myeloma in Flushing Meadows Park on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 8:00AM to 2:00PM.