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. 

Here is a word from the Director of Member Events, Suzanne Battaglia:  Click here

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:

Shop for Myeloma - Dress Lab

we have established a pop-up (temporary) dress shop for girls with a percentage of sales going to support amazing organizations, like the IMF. To date, we have given over $1000 to a collection of local and national organizations.

If you are unable to shop with your girls over the weekend, please consider making a charitable contribution to the IMF by clicking on the red donate button on this page. Every dollar donated helps!

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Dine and Donate Evening

We are hosting this fundraiser for three significant reasons.

1. To raise awareness of multiple myeloma in Delaware, early detection is the key.

2. To let other patients know they are not alone and we are here to help.

3.  Increase quality of life, while hoping for a cure.

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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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Putting a Lid on Myeloma

Now Ken and the CFMMSG are Putting a Lid on Myeloma. They have had the IMF office sign a hat that contains inspirational messages and signatures of our Los Angeles office staff including Doctors Brian Durie and Joseph Mikhael.

This creation will be raffled off to one lucky winner at the support group picnic on June 11th.

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(Anti) Cancer Comedy Fundraiser

Gotham Comedy Club
208 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

Dan Soder, Nikki Glaser, Roy Wood, Jr. Nick Griffin Forrest Shaw, Andy Ostroff and others

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6th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Race/Walk

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.

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A Mission for Matt 2018

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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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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Jack's Education Grant

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!

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