Myeloma Minute: Volunteering, Giving, and Trailblazing


| INSPIRATION | Community


Inspired Volunteer Trailblazers — Malcolm Katz and Sally Weber

Today, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) — Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter — commemorates National Philanthropy Day®. On this day, the AFP recognizes and pays tribute to the contributions that philanthropy — and philanthropists — have made to the community in the San Fernando Valley and our nation. Amongst the recipients of this recognition are International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) support group co-facilitators, volunteers, and fundraisers Malcolm Katz and Sally Weber. For Malcolm and Sally, building and sustaining community has been a cornerstone of their work, as professionals and now as volunteers. Read about how this couple affected by multiple myeloma gives back to the myeloma community.


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| ACTION | Fundraising


You Shop. Amazon Gives.
Mark Your Calendar for #GivingTuesday

Make your holiday purchases with a purpose this year. When you shop at and select the International Myeloma Foundation as your charity, Amazon donates a portion of your purchase to the IMF, at no added cost to you. It’s a win-win!

Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. Each year, the International Myeloma Foundation participates in this global day of giving. We encourage you to donate on or before November 27, 2018, to help bring us closer to a cure for multiple myeloma.



| INSPIRATION | New Beginnings


Anne Pacowta, IMF’s Director of Florida Support Groups, Retires

As of this week, Anne Pacowta, the IMF’s valued Director of Florida Support Groups, will retire. After Anne’s husband Jack was diagnosed with myeloma, the couple joined a support group in Connecticut, but later relocated to an area of Florida where they found themselves without that source of education, friendship, and community. In 2007, Anne and Jack founded the North Florida Multiple Myeloma Support Group. After Jack lost his battle with myeloma in 2008, Anne continued to keep his legacy alive with group co-leaders, Hunter and Dianna Chiles. The IMF thanks Anne for her dedication and years of service to the myeloma community. Though they will not be small shoes to fill, we welcome our IMF staff member Kelley Sidorowicz to the Support Group Team. Find out about our entire support group team and meetings in your area at the link below.


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BOSTON Trial Fact Sheet

New isatuximab Clinical Trial: the IMROZ Study

New isatuximab Clinical Trial: the IKEMA Study

New ixazomib Clinical Trials: Learn How to Participate

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Ongoing Fundraiser
Moseman’s 50th Anniversary

March 15-16, 2019
IMF Patient & Family Seminar
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We Thank Our Sponsors:
Amgen, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, and Takeda Oncology
and individuals like you who supported the IMF this year

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