Myeloma Minute: New Drug Updates


| INNOVATION | Latest Research


New Drug Updates, Clearing the Way for Acquisition of Celgene, and Good News About Red Wine

Progress continues in the search for new myeloma treatments. In his Week in Review blog, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie highlights the results of two recently reported studies. More good news: a U.K. study says a little red wine is good for the gut.


| 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: The dates of your stay are not specific and will be set by mutual agreement and are subject to availability of the property.


| INSPIRATION | Get a Laugh


| EDUCATION | Workshop


The Curtain Rises on the IMF’s 13th Annual Comedy Celebration
Register Now for an IMF Regional Community Workshop in Denver

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 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, Demetri Martin, Kevin Nealon, Patton Oswalt , Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Amanda Seales. Get your tickets now!

The IMF will host a Regional Community Workshop at The JW Marriot in Cherry Creek (150 Clayton Lane) in Denver on Saturday, September 28, 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.


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| INSPIRATION | Fundraiser


Gamers Unite: Play Live on Twitch and Donate to the IMF

On Saturday, September 7, Josephine McAdam will be hosting a 12-hour charity event to benefit the IMF. Hosted on the video-game streaming platform Twitch, Jospehine’s Mad Chari(Tea) Party begins at 11 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. CT / 2 p.m. ET. Bookmark the Twitch link at, mark the date and time for this event, and join in the fun! Bonus: Gamers may be able to win spectacular giveaways.


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September 6-7, 2019
IMF Patient & Family Seminar
Charlotte, NC

September 7, 2019
Wine Tasting & Tour
Richmond, VA

September 21, 2019
7th Annual Miracles for Myeloma
Clark, NJ

September 28, 2019
IMF Regional Community Workshop
Denver, CO

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