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IMF’s Senior Director, Member Events talks about how easy it is to organize a Member FUNraiser for the IMF.

Practicing Social Distancing But Running Out of New Things to Do?

Watch this video to see some of these FUNraiser ideas come to life:

As you can see, when it comes to Member FUNraisers, there are so many options, so many platforms:

Challenge Fundraiser

Host a “challenge fundraiser” where you challenge your friends to all donate a set amount toward a goal that is personal to you. To see an example, visit

Video Gaming Fundraisers Using Twitch

Maybe someone in your life is a gamer. If so, have them turn their video game time into a fundraiser using the Twitch platform. By doing this, gamers will be able to thank their donors in real-time. Also, it’s a great way to socialize while also using social distancing. To see an example, visit 

Run, Walk, or Bike with a Virtual Team

If you are getting a bit antsy indoors and need some exercise, start a virtual 5K or bike ride. You can connect with fellow outdoor enthusiasts online and have them join your virtual team. You can train individually but still connect online and discuss fun training tactics. To see an example, visit

Shop Major Retailers and Give at the Same Time

Sometimes we just want to hang out at the mall and get some retail therapy. Luckily, the IMF has a virtual shopping mall for just that. Shopping the IMF mall is a great way to help others. The IMF has partnered with many retailers; and for every purchase made through this link, a portion of the proceeds comes back to the IMF. Visit Also, you can visit Amazon and a portion of the proceeds will come back to the IMF. Visit

Host a “Mail for the Cure” Campaign

Organize a “Mail for the Cure” Campaign. The idea is to send out an email to your friends, family, and associates, letting them know about your cause. We will help you create a personalized letter and set up an account where people can donate online and show their support.

The IMF's Grassroots Public Awareness and Fundraising Program

What sets our peer-to-peer fundraising program apart from all the others? Two words: Support and Guidance. You can fundraise for multiple myeloma and join many other grassroots events happening across the country with friends of the IMF. Our volunteer fundraisers help raise multiple myeloma awareness in their communities while raising much-needed funding for our essential research, patient education, support, and advocacy programs.

Since 1997, we have been working with people just like you to create and produce fundraisers which come from your ideas. We are with you every step of the way! Anyone can participate – you can be 8 or 80 – and fundraisers can be as easy as hosting a bake sale or luncheon, and as elaborate as a golf tournament or a Run/Walk. Just reach out to the IMF's Senior Director of Member Events, Suzanne Battaglia at [email protected] to get assistance to organize your fundraiser now.

Click Below To See a Complete List of our Events


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Ask for Donations In Lieu of Gifts
A golfer swings his gold club on the course
Hold a Golf Tournament
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Host a Bake Sale or Tea Party
Multiple Myeloma patient Sheree Pask
Sheree Pask
Miracles For Myeloma 5K Walk/Run Organizer
When you do a race you have no idea how many people you are going to touch, even if it’s not just myeloma-related and it’s so meaningful. It’s not just runners at a race; it’s the people that make it up that make it special.
Contact Us for More Info
Suzanne Battaglia

Senior Director, Member Events
(800) 452-2873
[email protected]

Ilana Kenville
Ilana Kenville

Assistant Director, Member Events


I am so excited to be able to invite you to participate with me in organizing a member fundraiser! Together, you and I, and my teammate Ilana Kenville, can create miracles.

If the thought of organizing a fundraiser feels overwhelming, think of this: Do you ever host a dinner party? Or take a walk in the park? Or celebrate a milestone? Or meet up with friends for an activity you love? If so, we can help you put a fundraising element to it.

Do you shop on Amazon? If you use AmazonSmile, then choose the IMF as your preferred charity. Amazon will donate a percentage of everything you buy to the IMF. Do you have a vehicle of any kind, working or not, that you'd like to donate? We can tell you how.

If you can say yes to any of these questions, you're already well on your way to creating a public awareness and fundraising opportunity. And the IMF is here to help every step of the way. Call or email me and we will help you make it happen.

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Laughs 4 Life
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