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Graham with beloved Papa in 2015

Graham’s grandfather, Pete McCalman, was a member of the Northeast Tennessee Multiple Myeloma Support Group until his death in 2016.  Graham, now 13 years old, learned to play golf through the encouragement and support from his Papa. In his Papa’s memory, Graham would like to raise both awareness of Multiple Myeloma and funds to help find a cure.

To support Graham's Golf-A-Thon for myeloma click the red Make a Donation! button above

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Graham’s first golf lesson from Papa (Florida)

Shortly after Pete’s blood cancer diagnosis in 2011, he set a goal of traveling with Graham to the British Open Championship at the birthplace of golf, St. Andrews, Scotland. Through a stem cell transplant in 2011 and the miracles of modern medicine, Pete realized his dream in July 2015, enjoying his final trip with his grandson, Graham, and a week of golf and golf history at the Open Championship.

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Pete lives his dream with grandson, Graham, and, son, Mark. St. Andrews, Scotland (2015)


Johnson City, TN                  JULY 1st               Johnson City Country Club
Charlotte, NC                        JULY 2nd              Providence County Club
Greenville, SC                      JULY 3rd              The Furman Golf Club
Bristol, VA                            JULY 4th               Clear Creek Golf Club

Graham will be joined by several young golfers in support of the “Golf-a-thon for Myeloma”: 

  • Ryan Hirsch (13) of the Sandy Hirsch MM Support Group [Charlotte, NC]
  • Kip Hambrick (13), Arnav Jain (13) of the Liberty Bell Golf Team [Johnson City, TN]
  • William Nottingham (19) of the Clemson University Golf Team [Greenville, SC]

...About Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma (also known as myeloma) is a cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells, white blood cells that make antibodies. A cancerous or malignant plasma cell is called a myeloma cell. It can appear as both a tumor and/or an area of bone loss. Myeloma is the second most common blood cancer behind Leukemia. An estimated 33,030 new cases will be diagnosed in the US in 2017. To learn more about Myeloma, go to

The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) is the oldest and largest myeloma-specific charity in the world. The IMF serves myeloma patients, family members, and the medical community through a wide range of programs in the areas of Research, Education, Research, Support, and Advocacy.

To support Graham's Golf-A-Thon for Myeloma click the red  Make a Donation! button at the top of this page. 

To donate by check, please make check out to International Myeloma Foundation or IMF. Please notate in the Memo/For Line:  

Golf-A-Thon for Myeloma

Mail to:
International Myeloma Foundation
Attn: Suzanne Battaglia
12650 Riverside Drive
Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607

All proceeds to benefit the IMF, providing education and research dollars to help myeloma patients and their families