Myeloma Minute: Charity Navigator Awards IMF a Four-Star Rating


| INSPIRATION | Recognition


The IMF Receives a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) has earned the highest rating — four stars — from online charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, for the 14th time. Charity Navigator praised the IMF for its excellent fiscal management and its unwavering commitment to transparency and accountability. This validation only bolsters the IMF’s commitment to its mission of improving the lives of multiple myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure.


| ACTION | Baseball for Myeloma


Multiple Myeloma Survivor to Throw Out First Pitch at Sept. 16 Houston Astros Game

Michael Tuohy, an 18-year myeloma survivor, will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Houston Astros baseball game on September 16. Michael will represent the International Myeloma Foundation. Sponsored by Amgen Oncology, this game at Houston’s Minute Maid Park will raise awareness of myeloma and encourage patients to create a personal treatment management strategy. Through its newly launched Myeloma MVP (Most Valuable Plan) program, Amgen is connecting myeloma patients with management guidance tools and educational resources.


| INSPIRATION | Laughter


| EDUCATION | Myeloma Today


The IMF Announces All-Star Lineup for 12th Annual Comedy Celebration on Nov. 3
Hot Off the Press: Myeloma Today

We are pleased to announce an all-star lineup for the IMF 12th Annual Comedy Celebration taking place on Saturday, November 3 at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre.  This year’s lineup includes Cristela Alonzo (Cristela, Lower Classy), Gabriel Iglesias (Mr. Iglesias, One Show Fits All), Jim Jefferies (The Jim Jefferies Show, Jim Jefferies: This is Me Now), Nick Kroll (Operation Finale, Big Mouth), Natasha Leggero (The Honeymoon Stand Up Special, Another Period), Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan, Hiking With Kevin), Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Sasheer Zamata (I Feel Pretty, Saturday Night Live) and more to be announced. Tickets are on sale now at

This quarter’s Myeloma Today is available free to download as a pdf! You can also receive a free printed copy in the mail. The Fall edition includes coverage of three annual summits: the International Myeloma Working Group summit, the Global Myeloma Action Network summit, and the 2018 IMF Support Group Leaders summit. If you would like to continue to support publications like this one, consider donating. We also welcome your feedback about this and all issues of our newsletters.





IMF Introduces Proteasome Inhibitor Master Class

The International Myeloma Foundation has introduced a new program called the Proteasome Inhibitor Master Class. Its goal is to provide education to hematologist/oncologists in community practice. The Master Class covers proteasome inhibitors, including Velcade® (bortezomib), Kyprolis® (carfilzomib), and Ninlaro® (ixazomib).

We begin this Master Class with a series of “Ask Dr. Durie: Doctors’ Edition” videos. You can view excerpts on these Medscape videos here. Patients and caregivers may also view these excerpts and learn more about the use of PIs for the day-to-day management of myeloma.

If you are a healthcare professional, you can view the full training videos and register for assessments to earn CME credit at Medscape, all described on the IMF website.


| #ASKDRDURIE | Dr. Durie's Weekly Web Video Series



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September 15, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Columbus, OH

September 22, 2018
6th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Race/Walk
Oak Ridge Park Clark, NJ

September 22, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Overland Park, KS

September 22, 2018
A Mission for Matt
Mineola, NY

September 22, 2018
Sixth Annual Wine-Tasting Tour

September 23, 2018
Fourth Annual Walk-a-Thon/BBQ to End Myeloma
Flushing Meadows Park, NY

October 6, 2018
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Birmingham, AL

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