Myeloma Minute: Comedy Celebration, Advocacy Efforts, and More!


| INSPIRATION | Comedy Celebration


13th Annual IMF Comedy Celebration Fuels Myeloma Research

The IMF’s iStopMM project is the first-ever effort to eradicate myeloma in an entire country through prevention with early intervention. That research is made possible, says IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie, through events like Thursday night’s Comedy Celebration: “We could not have made this progress in research without the support of the Peter Boyle Research Fund and all of those who will join us.” The IMF, he says, is deeply grateful for their help.


| ACTION | Livestream


Can't Make the Show? Join the Livestream

The IMF’s 13th Annual Comedy Celebration is just a day away. If you can’t make the show, you can still join in for the pre-show, red-carpet livestream! TV personality and Ologies podcast creator, Alie Ward, will host interviews with the performers, celebrity attendees, and multiple myeloma experts, live from the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel. Watch the livestream beginning at 6:30 p.m. PT, exclusively on the IMF's Facebook page

Also, during this Comedy Celebration, contributing to the IMF is easier than ever. Text comedy to 41444 and click the link in the reply message or donate online at

Help spread the message by sharing the livestream on Facebook and including the hashtag #IMFComedy. Together, our actions make a difference.


| ACTION | Collaboration


| EDUCATION | Workshop


International Myeloma Foundation Hosts First Ever “All Cancers Congress”
Register Now for an IMF Regional Community Workshop in Chicago

On October 15, 2019, the IMF’s Advocacy Team hosted the first ever “All Cancers Congress” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.. Seventeen different organizations met to discuss their individual legislative priorities, giving advocacy groups a rare opportunity to come together.

The IMF will host a Regional Community Workshop at Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC (625 South Ashland Avenue at West Harrison St.) in Chicago on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Registration is FREE, but seating is limited. Learn from and meet one-on-one with myeloma experts to get answers to your questions and concerns.

*Note: Online Registration will close at 12:01 AM CST on 10/17/19, but you can always register in person on the day of the event.


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| EDUCATION | Teleconference Replay


View the Replay of the “Living Well with Myeloma” Teleconference on Relapse

In this “Living Well with Myeloma” Teleconference, IMF Chairman of the Board Dr. Brian G.M. Durie discusses

  • what treatments you should consider if your myeloma has relapsed, with a focus on the latest FDA-approved drugs.
  • how to individualize treatment based on a patient’s prior therapies, the length of the onset of relapse, FiSH genetic-risk status, age, and frailty score.
  • the latest clinical trials, in particular immune therapies.

View the replay and download the full slide deck at the link below.


| ACTION | Win a Vacation


Win a 10-Day Vacation at a Hawaiian Oasis — New Dates of Availability* See Note Below.

We are reaching the entry deadline for YOU to win tickets for a 10-day stay at the Villa Ono Oasis in Hawaii. The winners of this luxury package will receive:

  • A 10-day stay at the Villa Ono Oasis
  • Business-class Airfare for Two on American Airlines to Kailua-Kona, HI
  • A Dolphin Swim Adventure for Two
  • A Manta Ray Night Snorkel for Two
  • A Scuba Instruction Package for Two

You can either visit the link below, or contact the IMF’s Karla Lemus at 1-800-452-CURE (2873) to purchase your ticket today. All proceeds will benefit International Myeloma Foundation Research and Programs. *Note: You will be able to choose the dates of your stay based on mutual agreement with the property owners and availability of the property.


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