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Rockin' the Night Away!
The Ribbon of Hope Gala in Seattle 2003
10.24.03

IMF Seattle Gala raises over $300,000!


The Entrance to EMD
on the night of the Gala



The Silent Auction/Reception Tent


Dr. Gareth Morgan and Sean
Maenpaa from Celgene
Sharon Newman on the right.

More than 350 friends of the IMF raised more than $300,000 on October 4 at the Experience Music Project in Seattle! The 13th Annual IMF Gala, chaired by Teresa and Glen Perez and Karen Chandler, rocked with auctions, dinner and dancing, and tributes to IMF supporters.


MM Fighters and Ribbon of Hope
Recipients, Tom and Mary Blakney

Auctioneer April Brown

Seattle's own, Dr. Richard Klausner of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, John Schwartz, The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the Northwest MM Fighters were honored with tributes offered by IMF Board of Director's member Mike Katz.


Dr. Kyle and Dr. Klausner

Mike Katz and Fred Appelbaum of
the Fred Hutchinson

"It was an incredible outpouring of generosity and kindness from the Seattle community," said IMF President Susie Novis. "Their support of the IMF and the fight to find the cure for myeloma, is an inspiration to all of us."


Dr. Durie and Susie Novis

Gala highlights included IMF member Michael Touhy performing his original composition and bighearted guests who participated in an impromptu live auction raising funds for equipment to store DNA samples for the IMF Bank on A Cure project.


Dancin' the night away!


Michael Touhy



A good time for a good cause.


Going, going, gone!


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