Myeloma Minute: September 17, 2015
Huge Interest in Toxic Chemicals Triggered by Last Week's Blog: Follow-up Notes
In a follow-up to last week's blog about Agent Orange, IMF Chairman Dr. Brian Durie writes that a new report suggesting a link between home pesticide use and the risk of childhood cancers - especially blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma - could have implications for adults. Also, news that New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman is putting down his pen to take action. To read Dr. Durie's blog, click HERE.
Myeloma Patients Share Their Stories in Their Own Words
Myeloma support group leaders from around the United States were asked to share their stories of diagnosis and beyond in the moving and deeply personal IMF series, Myeloma Voices. These interviews, collected at the 2015 Myeloma Support Group Leaders Summit, tell the stories of myeloma patients in their own words. Listen as they talk about how the disease has affected them, from life-changing diagnosis to a hope-filled future HERE.
The 3rd Annual Miracles for Myeloma Race Is Just Around the Corner
The 3rd Annual Miracles For Myeloma 5K run/walk is happening on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ. Last year’s 2nd annual event was a big success, with more than $125,000 raised to support the IMF’s research to cure multiple myeloma. The event will also feature “A Remembrance Path,” where participants and spectators can walk a pathway marked by maroon and white balloons tied to placards, each honoring a loved one who has been diagnosed and is living with myeloma or in special remembrance of those who have died. To donate, create a balloon and placard for the remembrance walk or to sign up for the race, please visit the Miracles for Myeloma event page, HERE.
Join the 3rd Annual Virginia Wine Tasting to Benefit IMF
Our IMF friends in the Virginia area are invited to the 3rd Annual Wine Tasting and Tour of King Family, First Colony, and Cooper Winery next Saturday, September 26, from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. Join event organizer Nancy Riable and others for a fabulous full day of wine tasting, scenic mountain views, socializing and fun, all while supporting the programs and research initiatives of the IMF. The event includes transportation, lunch and the wine tastings of three distinct wineries along the James River. To RSVP, or donate, please visit the event page, HERE.