Myeloma Minute: IMF Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator


| INSPIRATION | Recognition


International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) Receives Highest 4-Star Rating for the 15th Time from Charity Navigator

This year, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) has received the highest 4-star rating for the 15th time from Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the U.S. Michael Thatcher, Charity Navigator President and CEO, stated, “Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that the International Myeloma Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 25% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that the International Myeloma Foundation outperforms most other charities in America.” The IMF could not have earned this recognition without YOU!


| EDUCATION | Teleconference


Register NOW for This Upcoming Living Well with Myeloma Teleconference

The next “Living Well with Myeloma” Teleconference takes place on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET. It will focus on approaches to relapsed myeloma. IMF Chairman of the Board Dr. Brian G.M. Durie will discuss:

  • 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.

You won’t want to miss this free IMF teleconference followed by a Q&A session. Save the date and register now!

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| EDUCATION | Workshop


| INSPIRATION | Fundraiser


Register Now for an IMF Regional Community Workshop in Little Rock, Arkansas
Join the 5th Annual Walkathon and BBQ to End Multiple Myeloma

The IMF will host a Regional Community Workshop at The Little Rock Marriott (3 Statehouse Plaza) in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Saturday, October 19, 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.

The Fifth Annual Walkathon and BBQ to End Multiple Myeloma will be held in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York, on Sunday, October 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. Spearheaded by myeloma patient Theresa Tucker, this event promises supporters barbecued food and will raise additional money through a raffle of wine and homemade baked goods. All proceeds benefit the IMF’s research and education programs.

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| INSPIRATION | Get a Laugh


The IMF’s 13th Annual Comedy Celebration: Proving Laughter Is the Best Medicine

The IMF 13th Annual Comedy Celebration will take place on Thursday, October 17, at its new location, The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Actor and comedian Ray Romano (The Irishman, Everybody Loves Raymond) returns to host an unforgettable night of laughter to raise funds for the IMF's leading myeloma research programs. Joining Romano this year are some of the biggest names in comedy including Adam Carolla (The Adam Carolla Show, The Man Show), Demetri Martin (Demetri Martin: The Overthinker, We Bare Bears), Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan, Hiking With Kevin), Patton Oswalt (Veronica Mars, A.P. Bio), Caroline Rhea, (One Night Stand, Sabrina the Teenage Witch) and Amanda Seales (Insecure). Get your tickets now!


| ACTION | Win a Vacation


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

The IMF is hosting a raffle for you to win 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

Only 1000 raffle tickets will be sold for $50 each: Tickets are selling fast. 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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