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Clinical Trials Search Made Easier

HopeLink Clinical Trial Service offers free information about trials currently open for enrollment, including eligibility criteria and the locations and contact information of investigative sites. Access this timesaving tool on the IMF website at www.myeloma.org. Under New and Noteworthy, select "Find Clinical Trials Using HopeLink." HopeLink includes features that enable individuals to conduct focused searches, receive alerts when new trials of interest become available, and pre-screen for potential participation in selected trials.

IMF Website Gets a Make-Over

If you haven't visited the IMF site at www.myeloma.org lately, be sure to check it out. We have a brand new look and lots of new features including online registration for Patient & Family Seminars, fully downloadable copies of patient education materials, in-depth information and access to clinical trials and much more. Be sure to bookmark the site and check back often ? we're constantly adding new and updated information.

Get Myeloma News Via E-mail

Sign up for the Myeloma Minute, IMF's new e-mail news and information service. You will get weekly e-mails with information of interest to the myeloma community. It's a free, easy way to stay informed about myeloma and the IMF. To sign up, visit www.myeloma.org and go to the "What's New" section.

Postage Stamp Letter Writing Campaign

The IMF has launched a nationwide effort to support the establishment of a Multiple Myeloma Awareness Stamp by the U.S. Postal Service. Each year, the Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) reviews stamp subjects submitted by the public. The CSAC only considers "events and themes of widespread national appeal and significance." Please join us in a letter writing campaign to inform and educate the CSAC that the issue of multiple myeloma deserves to be recognized via a U.S. postal stamp. Please act today! Send your letter to:

Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee
c/o Stamp Development
U.S. Postal Service
475 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Room 5670
Washington, DC 20260

As always, we thank you for your support of the myeloma community and of the IMF!

New Multiple Myeloma Support Groups

A new group is forming in Fairfield County, CT. Interested members are urged to contact Norm Halford at CNHalford@aol.com.

IMF Holiday Cards Available!

We're pleased to announce that thanks to the artistic talent of young IMFers from around the world, we are now able to offer holiday greeting cards! The cards are available in sets of 10 for a $20 donation to the IMF. Quantities are limited. To ensure delivery in time for the holidays, please order your cards no later than December 3, 2001.

?Christmas Cards: Inside message reads, "Warmest wishes for peace, love, health and happiness this Christmas and throughout the New Year." The set contains two different designs (five cards of each design). To view the artwork, please visit www.myeloma.org.

?General Holiday Cards: Inside message reads, "Warmest wishes for peace, love, health and happiness this holiday season." The set contains two different designs (five cards of each design). To view the artwork, please visit www.myeloma.org.

Special Thanks to all the Jr. IMFers who submitted artwork. This year, we are featuring the talents of:

Julianna Pezzino (5)
Williamsville, NY
Brandon (6) and Kylie Briscoe (8)
Connersville, IN
Dana Williams (7)
Williamsville, NY
Michael Taback (12)
Merritt Island, FL