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MYELOMA MINUTE | Up To The Minute News | 10.6.2022

IMF Regional Community Workshop—Eastern Midwest on October 22

The IMF Virtual Regional Community Workshop will take place on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. CST to 12:30 p.m. CST. Guest speakers include Craig Cole, MD (Michigan State University, Karmanos Cancer Institute—Detroit, MI), and Rafat Abonour, MD (Indiana University, Simon Cancer Center—Indianapolis, IN). IMF Nurse Leadership Board (NLB) Member Deborah Doss, RN, will talk about managing side effects and symptoms of myeloma and treatments. After each presentation with the experts, attendees will have ample time to ask questions.

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Watch the Replay: The M-Power Project New York Virtual Meeting

The IMF M-Power Initiative is focused on changing the course of myeloma in Black communities. Myeloma is two times more common in people of African descent than in all other races and ethnicities. Our first virtual M-Power New York webinar took place on October 1st. Watch replays with panelists Dr. Saad Usmani (Memorial Sloan Kettering—NYC, NY); IMF Nurse Leadership Board Member Amy E. Pierre, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; IMF Patient, President & CEO Yelak Biru; Patient and Care Partner Team Terrence and Toni Green; IMF Vice President of Support Groups and Care Partner Robin Tuohy; and IMF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Mikhael. 

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Las Voces de Mieloma Support Group (Spanish-Virtual), October 18

Join Las Voces de Mieloma Support Group (Spanish/Virtual), on Tuesday, October 18, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. PST. The guest speaker is Dr. Mauricio Villegas Fortuny, Hematologist at the General Hospital San Juan De Dios, Social Security Institute, Pedro Betancourt Antigua Guatemala Hospital, and Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro. He is also the current Director of Laboratories of the Institute of Human Genetics in Guatemala. Join us by registering at For any questions, please email [email protected].

Las Voces de Mieloma Grupo de Apoyo (Virtual/Español), 18 de Octubre

Las Voces de Mieloma Grupo de Apoyo (Virtual/español), Martes, 18 de Octubre, 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. (Tiempo Pacífico). Expositor invitado: Dr. Mauricio Villegas Fortuny, Hematólogo del Hospital General San Juan De Dios, Instituto de Seguridad Social, Hospital Pedro Betancourt Antigua Guatemala y Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro. También es el actual Director de Laboratorios del Instituto de Genética Humana de Guatemala. Únase a nosotros registrándose en: Para preguntas, envíe un correo electrónoco a: [email protected].

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10th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Hybrid Run/Walk on October 15

The 10th Annual Miracles for Myeloma Hybrid 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in-person in a safe environment at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ. This year will still be a HYBRID race and participants still have the option to join a team virtually or in-person. For those who are unable to participate, donations are also being accepted here.

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Donate Your Vehicle This Fall

We’re participating in Cartober—a national campaign that raises awareness around this powerful means of giving. You, too, can participate by donating your vehicle to the IMF! The process is easy and free, and we’ll use the proceeds to fund our research, education, and support programs for the myeloma community. Bonus: We will provide you with the proper tax-deduction paperwork.

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Webinar Replays

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Facebook Live: Do You Know Myeloma Research? 

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Living Well with Myeloma Webinar: Psychosocial Care | Common Support Needs and Coping Skills

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IMF Patient & Family Webinar— Back to Basics: From Testing to Tailored Therapy

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