Golf Tournament Raises $28,000
MCS Canon, Thomas V. Nicolosi of American Express Financial Advisors and W.P Carey & Co., LLP presented the 3rd Annual Corporate Challenge Charity Golf Tournament on August 20, 2001 to benefit the IMF Myeloma Research Grant Program. Robert Cantor successfully organized this event raising over $28,000 for research, despite the unfortunate rain storm permitting only 3 holes to be played. Golfer?s spirits were high at Rockrimmon Country Club with the knowledge they were there to support a worthy cause ? myeloma ? whether rain or shine. Our sincere appreciation and thanks to Mr. Cantor for helping to raise awareness and support for myeloma patients and their families.
Ted Vasil?s Legacy Continues
An active member of the IMF, Ted Vasil understood the value of the foundation?s education seminar program which offers participants state-of-the-art information as well as emotional support. In 1999, the Vasil family established the Ted Vasil Scholarship Fund in Ted?s memory.
The fund sponsors complimentary attendance for young myeloma patients who would otherwise be unable to take part in the IMF Patient & Family Seminars. Recently, the Vasil family held a garage sale to generate funds for multiple myeloma research. Ted?s four-year-old son Nicholas took part by contributing his toys and clothing. With his help, $2,250 was raised for this good cause. On behalf of all the patients benefitting from their generosity, the IMF would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Nicholas, Effie, Happy and Phil Vasil, and family, for their hard work and dedication.
Swimmers Do Laps for Myeloma
Wampanoag Country Club in Connecticut was host to the first myeloma Swim-A-Thon on July 21, 2001 to benefit the IMF in support of its research program. Elizabeth Stafford and her siblings, Julianne, Christopher and Courtney worked tirelessly to organize this event in honor of their father, Jeffrey. Over 40 swimmers participated in the fundraiser by obtaining pledges for each 25 yard lap they swam. The day made for a wonderful experience for all involved. In addition, the $6,500 raised will help fund vital research of benefit to myeloma patients everywhere. Thanks to the entire Stafford family and all the swimmers for helping to make a difference with each lap.
Our Family is Growing
IMFers Jean and Geme Viviers of South Africa were blessed with the arrival of baby girl Pascale on August 2, 2001. She weighed 2.74kg and was brought into the world with the surgical help of her daddy Jean, who is a doctor. Pascale joins older sister Camille who will turn two in November.
IMFer Celebrates Life
Now in remission, myeloma survivor Lisa Thorndike decided to celebrate her 60th birthday with an adventure of a lifetime. Lisa traveled cross-country from the East Coast and took the Mule Ride to the bottom of Grand Canyon. ?An incredible trip! Life begins at sixty!? says Lisa.
It?s a Boy! It?s a Girl!
Big brother Will Quinn proudly announces the birth of the Quinn Twins! Connor Kevin (6 pounds 3 ounces, 201/2?) arrived at 12:11PM and was joined by Ava Kursu (6 pounds 1 ounce, 20?) at 1:05PM. Proud mother Dawn Quinn says, ?Our three children are Kevin?s beautiful legacy.?
Meet Mrs. Johnson
The IMF is happy to announce that our former Director of Meeting Services, Renee Rape has wed John Johnson in a lovely ceremony attended by the IMF staff and several members of the IMF Board of Directors. We wish the happy couple many joyous years together!
IMF?s Littlest Staffer Comes Aboard
On October 7th, IMF Director of Development Romi Brozeit and husband IMF Advocacy Consultant Greg Brozeit became the proud parents of Maximilian Peter. Please join us in welcoming Max into the IMF family!