Welcome to Veterans Against Myeloma (VAM), a growing team of veterans battling Multiple Myeloma (MM).
Over the years, the IMF has been a resource for veterans seeking information about myeloma. Talking with vets has made us aware that many are in need of resources to better understand their diagnosis, find information about myeloma and support one another through mutual experiences. The IMF’s Veterans Against Myeloma (VAM) website addresses that need, providing key links to relevant VA websites, to state veterans assistance offices and to national veterans service organizations whose service officers help vets with the VA benefit process.The VAM website is regularly, and includes email alerts about breaking news and links to articles of interest. If you’re a vet and find this resource useful, please pass it on to others you know who may be going through a similar experience. Welcome to Veterans Against Myeloma.
Our Target: Multiple Myeloma – a cancer of the plasma cells, a type of white blood cell in the bone marrow.
Our Goal: Win the battle against Myeloma – Educate Veterans and Find a Cure.
Our Plan: Join forces to support Myeloma education and research.
Join the Team
Consider responding to Action Alert emails designed to motivate your Senators and Congressional Reps to pass legislation beneficial to myeloma patients/vets
Support The Battle
Consider organizing a fundraiser to help fund myeloma patient and caregiver education and/or fund research to find a cure; or Make a Donation.
Navigating the VA
- Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors
- Find a Facility
- File a VA Disability Compensation Claim
- My HealtheVet
- Disability Compensation for Agent Orange Diseases
- Official VA Agent Orange Portal
- VA’s Guide on Agent Orange Claims
- VA Agent Orange Exposure Guide: Locations
- VA Agent Orange Exposure Guide: Alphabetical Ship List
Alabama - Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs
Arizona - Arizona Department of Veterans Affairs
Arkansas - Arkansas Veterans Affairs
California - California Department of Veterans Affairs
Connecticut - Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs
Delaware - Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs
Florida - Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
Georgia - Georgia Department of Veternas Service
Illinois - Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
Indiana - Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs
Kentucky - Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs
Louisiana - Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
Maine - Bureau of Veterans Services
Maryland - Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
Massachusetts - Department of Veterans Services
Minnesota - Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Mississippi - Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board
Montana - Montana Veterans Affairs
Nevada - Nevada Office of Veterans Services
New Hampshire - New Hampshire State Office of Veterans Services
New Mexico - New Mexico Department of Veterans Services
New York - New York State Division of Veterans Affairs
North Carolina - North Carolina Department of Administration Veterans Affairs
North Dakota - North Dakota Veterans Affairs
Oklahoma - Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs
Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Rhode Island - State of Rhode Island Division of Veterans Affairs
South Carolina - South Carolina State Office of Veterans Affairs
South Dakota - South Dakota Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Tennessee - Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs
Texas - Texas Veterans Commission
Vermont - Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs
Virginia - Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Washington - Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
West Virginia - West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance
Wisconsin - Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
Wyoming - Wyoming Veterans Commission
US Territories & Commonwealths
Robin received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Jewish Studies from Stockton University in Pomona, New Jersey, and her law degree from George Mason University, School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. She has over a decade of experience in policy analysis, advocate and public outreach, and program and budget management. Robin began her career in the Executive Branch of the federal government, working in the White House Counsel's office during the Clinton Administration. She is currently the Senior Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at the International Myeloma Foundation. Prior to this, Robin was the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the Lymphoma Research Foundation as well as the Assistant Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, both where she managed the policy and advocacy portfolio.
Danielle Doheny joined IMF after a six-year career on Capitol Hill where she worked as an adviser to two members of Congress. As a Congressional staffer, Danielle’s primary focus was on healthcare and issues related to energy, the environment, science, and technology. In her role with the IMF, she advocates on behalf of the multiple myeloma community to the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. Danielle’s father is a multiple myeloma patient, and she has a unique passion for her work on behalf of patients and their families. Danielle graduated cum laude from Thiel College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.