Myeloma Minute: IMF Expands Education Team


The IMF Welcomes Dr. Rafat Abonour to Global Team

The International Myeloma Foundation is pleased to announce that highly accomplished physician and researcher Dr. Rafat Abonour will join our global team as a Medical Liaison. A professor of medicine, pathology, and laboratory medicine at Indiana University (IU) in Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Abonour has served as an expert panelist at several IMF Patient & Family Seminars. He established and directs the multiple myeloma and plasma cell program at the IU Simon Cancer Center and has been published in many key medical journals. To learn more about Dr. Abonour, click HERE.


Honoring Cancer-Patient Advocate Ellen Stovall

The IMF mourns the loss of long-time cancer care advocate and 45-year cancer survivor Ellen L. Stovall, who passed away on January 5 from cardiac complications that resulted from her cancer treatments. From 1992 to 2008, Ellen served as the President and CEO of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), the oldest survivor-led group that campaigned for quality cancer care for all Americans. Stovall was also a founder of the Institute of Medicine’s National Cancer Policy Board. The IMF is grateful to have known Ellen, and we honor her lifetime of generosity. To learn more about Ellen Stovall’s cancer advocacy accomplishments, click HERE.

Organize Your IMF Member Fundraiser

Setting up your own member event is easy! Talk with IMF Staff Member Suzanne Battaglia to be guided through your event set-up process from beginning to end. Suzanne can be reached at 1-800-45-CURE (2873) or by email at [email protected]. To begin the process, just call Suzanne for ideas. Some of the benefits of working with us to organize include receiving your own event web page with the ability for users to make online contribution, educational materials for your community, and much more! For an overview of the process and its benefits, click HERE.

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