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August 2001 Volume 4, Issue 6:
Join The Party!
By Suzanne Battaglia

Last year?s Ribbon of Hope - Making a World of Difference 10th Anniversary Gala was a hugely successful event that raised over a half a million dollars for IMF patient programs and myeloma research!

We are now in the planning stages for the 11th Anniversary Gala. This year?s event will take place on October 20th, 2001 at the St. Regis Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles. Once again the IMF Gala will be hosted by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous? Robin Leach. For those of you who attended last year?s benefit in New York, you will remember how much Robin contributed to the success of that evening.

The theme for this years celebration is Cirque De La Vie (Circus of Life) and will be complete with fantastic cirque-type performers as well as lots of surprises throughout the evening! We?re thrilled that once again the Gala will be hosted by Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous? Robin Leach. For those of you who attended the IMF Gala last year, you?ll remember what a great host he is, full of boundless energy and enthusiasm, he helped make the evening a huge success.
The fun will begin with a VIP reception immediately followed by cocktails where you can hob nob with stars while you bid on fabulous silent auction items. We?re very proud that we will be presenting our Quality of Life Award, Courage Award and Ribbon of Hope Awards. To top off this magical evening, you?ll be able to dance the night away to one of the best swing bands in Hollywood!

Our goal is to raise $1,000,000! Find out how your participation can make this goal a reality. Go to the IMF website at www.myeloma.org or contact Suzanne Battaglia at (800) 452-2873 ext. 227 or via e-mail at sbattaglia@myeloma.org.

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