The IMF is thrilled to announce the receipt of a generous contribution in support of our signature research project, the Black Swan Research Initiative. At Saturday’s Comedy Celebration, Kristi Willette donated $75,000 to the IMF in the name of her late husband, Chick C. Willette.
“We are dedicated in our desire to assist your work in the discovery of a cure for multiple myeloma,” said Kristi Willette, who heads the Willette Charitable Foundation. The IMF is deeply grateful for the financial support from individuals like Kristi, along with IMF board member John O’Dwyer and his wife Dorothy O’Dwyer, as well significant industry sponsorship from Onyx Pharmaceuticals, The Binding Site, and others.
“Not only do these donations provide vital support for our global investigative team’s research,” said Dr. Brian Durie, IMF Chairman and leader of the Black Swan Research team, “they also tell us that we’re on the right track, and that our ideas about how best to chart a path to a cure for myeloma ring true.”