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MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 9.30.2021
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Free #KNOWMYELOMA Variety Show Streaming TONIGHT on Twitch.tv!
The free #KNOWMYELOMA Variety Show streams on Twitch.tv on Tonight, September 30, 2021 at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET.  It features performers who have been touched in one way or another by myeloma, including internationally touring comedian Forrest Shaw, “Ologies” podcast host Alie Ward, Dance Theatre of Harlem ballerina Daphne Lee, LA-based writer and mom Jen Curran, and IMF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Mikhael. The show closes out September’s Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) and is a heartfelt celebration for all to enjoy!
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Register for These Upcoming Virtual Multiple Myeloma Community Workshops
Attend the October 2nd Virtual Regional Community Workshop at 10 a.m. CT to learn answers to your myeloma questions. The panel of myeloma experts for this webinar will include Siddhartha Ganguly, MD, FACP (Houston Methodist); Rafat Abonour, MD (Indiana University Health); and IMF Nurse Leadership Board member Ann McNeill, RN, MSN, APN.

You can also join the October 9th Virtual Regional Community Workshop at 10 a.m. PT with a different panel of myeloma experts, including Andrew J. Cowan, MD (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center); Craig Cole, MD (Michigan State University Breslin Cancer Center); and IMF Nurse Leadership Board Member Mary Steinbach, DNP, APRN.

At both workshops, IMF Director of Support Groups and Regional Community Workshops Kelly Cox will welcome guests and attendees will have time to take part in a Q&A with the experts.
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Join the 3rd Annual Virtual/In-Person Walk for Myeloma Miracles on October 23
The 3rd Annual Virtual/In-Person Walk for Myeloma Miracles takes place on October 23. Participants can walk in-person and maintain social distancing at Central Park at 11200 Base Line Rd. in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Participants also have the option to take part virtually. Run, walk, bike, or use a treadmill to complete 2.0 miles at your own pace. This is not a timed event. All are encouraged to join and register by Friday, October 22, at 12 p.m. PT.
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Calling All Researchers: Submit Your Grant Applications
The Brian D. Novis Research Grants honor IMF founder Brian Novis, who succumbed to multiple myeloma in July of 1992. The grants are awarded to researchers working in the field of multiple myeloma and related disorders, including smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM), monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), and immunoglobulin-derived amyloidosis. The 2022 grants will support senior research projects with $80,000 each and junior research projects with $50,000 each. The deadline to submit the applications is October 1, 2021. 
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#ASKDRDURIE | Dr. Durie's Weekly Web Video Series
This Week’s Question:

This week’s question: How does the M-spike correlate to the amount of myeloma protein in the body?
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3rd Annual Schleicher’s Hikers 5K

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COVID-19 and Myeloma Webinar

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Financial Resources Webinar

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Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Oncopeptides Inc.,
Sanofi-Genzyme, and Takeda Oncology
We also thank individuals like you for your continued support!
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