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MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 10.22.2020
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The 14th Annual Virtual Comedy Celebration Funds the Cure
Everybody is invited to the cast reunion of “Everybody Loves Raymond” for the IMF’s 14th Annual Virtual Comedy Celebration. Proceeds go to the IMF Black Swan Research Initiative®, whose members are working around the world and around the clock to take us there.
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This FRIDAY: “Everybody Loves Raymond” Cast Reunites for a Virtual Table Read
Join us on this Friday, October 23, 2020, at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET for an exclusive virtual table read reviving scenes from 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®. Note: This event will be available to stream on the IMF's YouTube channel and IMF's Facebook page and at
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Register for This Free “Living Well with Myeloma” Webinar on Telehealth Services
Register now for FREE this “Living Well with Myeloma: Telehealth—How to Make the Most of Your Healthcare Provider Visit” Webinar on Thursday, November 12, at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET. Speakers are Beth Faiman, PhD, RN, MSN, APRN- BC, AOCN, FAAN (Cleveland Clinic — Taussig Cancer Institute); and Matt Faiman, MD, MBA, FACP, Medical Director, Express Care Online, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cleveland Clinic Foundation). This year, many patients have the option to use telehealth services as a way to connect with their providers and remain in a safe environment. In this webinar, the speakers will discuss the different types of telemedicine visits, and provide practical tips on how to prepare for and get the most out of your virtual appointments.
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Download the New Understanding Darzalex Faspro Booklet for Free
Darzalex® (daratumumab) is the first FDA-approved monoclonal antibody that targets the CD38 protein on the surface of myeloma cells. The original formulation of Darzalex is administered as an intravenous infusion, and the FDA has also approved Darzalex Faspro (daratumumab + hyaluronidase-fihj) as a subcutaneous injection. Both formulations are available as monotherapy and as part of combination therapies.
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Bid on Exclusive Items at Charitybuzz and Give to the IMF
As part of our 14th Annual Virtual Comedy Celebration, the IMF is hosting an auction of amazing items on Charitybuzz. Visit the link below to bid on 2 VIP Tickets to “Real Time with Bill Maher,” a happy hour with Phil Rosenthal of “Somebody Feed Phil,” a custom outgoing email from Patricia Heaton, and many, many more items. Bid now until November 5!
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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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