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MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 09.24.2020
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A Word of Encouragement from IMF President and CEO Susie Durie
IMF President and CEO Durie helps us all find silver linings during these challenging times. She writes in her blog this week, “We’ve all been through some tough times going through life, but this pandemic seems to be taking a lot of the wind out of our sails… One thing hasn’t changed: we’re still the same people who care about one another and do everything in our power to make sure that we’re okay.” Read more for your weekly dose of inspiration.
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“Everybody Loves Raymond” Cast Reunites for a Virtual Table Read
Join us on Friday, October 23, 2020, at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET for an exclusive Virtual Table Read Reviving the Classic Sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Actor and comedian Ray Romano returns to host and will be joined by his former fellow cast members Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Monica Horan, and show creator Phil Rosenthal. While the table read will be streamed free of charge, your donations will benefit the Peter Boyle Research Fund and the Black Swan Research Initiative®.
Register NOW for this FREE Patient & Family Webinar
The Patient & Family Webinar, Multiple Myeloma — New Treatments, Diversity, and Caregiver Support, will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET. This free two-hour webinar features a panel discussion led by IMF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Mikhael of Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Panelists include Deepu Madduri, MD of Tisch Cancer Institute/Mount Sinai Hospital; Craig Emmitt Cole, MD of Michigan State University; and Beth Faiman PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN, FAAN of Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. IMF President, Founder, and CEO Susie Durie and IMF Vice President of Support Groups Robin Tuohy will lead a special segment dedicated to caregiver support.
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Register NOW for the Second Annual Schleicher's Hikers 5K Walk/Run
Jim Schleicher was an avid hiker and cyclist, and he suggested to hold a 5K at the MA & PA Trail to raise funds for the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF). Unfortunately, on October 6, 2019, Jim Schleicher lost his battle against multiple myeloma only six days before the “First Annual Schleicher’s Hikers 5K.” The Schleicher Family, Ravens Roost #74, the IMF, and all Jim’s friends continue to hold this event in Jim’s memory. The event is not timed, and runners and walkers can enjoy the trail at their individual paces. On Saturday, October 10, meet at the PA Trail, Bel Air Section Williams Street Entrance in Bel Air, Maryland 21014. The 5K begins at 9 a.m.-11 a.m. ET, depending on your pace.
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And This Too Shall Pass….
Once again, the IMF is hosting a raffle for a 10-day stay at the Villa Ono Oasis in historic Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. While many of us have been affected by COVID-19, we hope to remind you that this too shall pass. If you purchase the winning $50 raffle ticket, you could find yourself just minutes from the Hawaiian coastline. Note: Bookings will be in the future based on mutual availability with you and the property owner.
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