Myeloma Minute: Restorative Power of Resilience

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| INSPIRATION | Resilience

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Creating a “Wall of Resilience” to Face Off Against Life’s Challenges

At the IMF’s annual Support Group Leaders Summit, participants shared images that inspire the resilience needed to face their disease. “None of the pictures showed anything medical,” says IMF Chairman Dr. Brian G.M. Durie. “The focus was on what is important in daily life and experiences.” Sunsets, trees, babies, and animals were among the images displayed on a powerful “Wall of Resilience.”

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| INNOVATION | Research Grants

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Last Day to Submit Applications for Brian D. Novis Grants

The Brian D. Novis Research Grants honor the IMF’s founder Brian Novis, who succumbed to multiple myeloma in July of 1992. The grants are awarded to researchers working in the field of multiple myeloma and related disorders, including smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM), monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), and immunoglobulin-derived amyloidosis. The 2020 grants will support senior research projects with $80,000 each and junior research projects with $50,000 each. The deadline for applications is Thursday, August 1, 2019.

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| EDUCATION | Seminar

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| INSPIRATION | Comedy

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Register Now for the IMF Patient & Family Seminar in Charlotte, North Carolina
Frank Caliendo Headlines the Fourth Annual Laughs 4 Life Comedy Benefit

On September 6-7, 2019, the IMF will host a Patient & Family Seminar at the Westin Charlotte (601 S. College St.) in Charlotte, NC. Choose between two registration packages—either attend Friday’s half-day session and the all-day session Saturday, or attend the Saturday session only. Connect with other patients and caregivers. Together, we can learn, build community, and share our stories.

For the fourth year in a row, multiple myeloma patient Kent Oliver organizes the Laughs 4 Life Comedy Benefit. Laughs 4 Life will take place on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. CST at the historic Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The night’s performers are headliner Frank Caliendo with opening act Keith Alberstadt. A portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit the International Myeloma Foundation.

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| ACTION | Win a Vacation

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A 10-Day Luxury Hawaiian Oasis Is a Winning Raffle Ticket Away

The IMF is hosting a raffle for you to win a 10-day stay at the Villa Ono Oasis in Hawaii. The dates of this paradise vacation are March 16-26, 2020. 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.

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