• Jack's Education Grant
  • Jack's Education Grant 2020

    Jack's Education Grant

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    Jack & Nell celebrating 70th birthdays

    "TWENTY-FIVE YEARS!!" I sure never thought I'd be uttering those words when I was diagnosed 25 years ago with multiple myeloma and told I had 2-3 years to live. I was so scared when I told Nell. 

    Back then, I quickly realized I need to learn more and found the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), which offered educational materials and an upcoming Patient & Family Seminar, conducted by a myeloma expert oncologist. Imagine being among 200 patients and caregivers, learning together and beginning to feel empowered. Together with a local myeloma support group (which I now facilitate), these educational tools helped provide me with a belief that I could survive. Of course, I've been extremely fortunate and lucky, but I sincerely believe that education is so important for patients and that knowledge is power. 

    So once again I'm raising dollars for myeloma education. I want to raise $50K that the IMF can use as an educational grant because today most patients diagnosed with myeloma have still never heard of it. And with with more treatments available today but still no cure, patient education is even more important. Please consider making a donation to support the IMF's education program so that others can benefit like I have in getting to spend more time with my family...especially these grandkids!

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    Ella (10) and Grace (6)                                                     Riley (6) and Athena (4) 

    If you want to show your support, please click the DONATE button above or mail a check payable to International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) to:
    Jack Aiello
    1735 Maykirk Ct
    San Jose, CA 95124-1241
    Please mail or email Jack regarding any company matching donations at jackaiello@comcast.net
    Proceeds to benefit the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)