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Tributes and Memorials
06.12.14

We at the International Myeloma Foundation work hard every day to improve the quality of life for myeloma patients everywhere. Until we find a cure, however, we continue to celebrate with our members’ when they achieve a milestone and mourn the passing of every member who loses their battle to this terrible disease.

The IMF Tribute and Memorial program was established to help our members acknowledge their love and dedication to their loved ones. Whether celebrating a birthday, anniversary or successful transplant; or remembering the life of a loved one who has recently passed, our members, their families, friends and colleagues welcome the opportunity to make a donation in the name of their loved one to the IMF.

Tribute Donations

If you are celebrating an event, or wish to make a contribution in honor of a loved one, the IMF can assist you. Call the development department at 800-452-2873 to learn about the various ways we can set up contributions in your honor or in celebration of an event in your life. We are able to take contributions over the telephone, online or set up a dedicated web page for you to share with your friends and family.

Memorial Donations

It is always with profound sadness that the IMF learns of the loss of one of our members. During this difficult time, it is not easy to know exactly what to do. If you have recently suffered a loss in your family and wish to have donations sent to the IMF in lieu of flowers, we can help. Call the development department or email Sharon Chow for assistance with wording and other details. We will be able to provide donation envelopes, set up a dedicated web page for contributions, or simply lend an ear.

We are often asked for assistance in wording for notices of a loved one’s passing. The following information is what most people need:

The family requests that contributions be made to the International Myeloma Foundation in lieu of flowers. Please mail donations in memory of (name) to: International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Dr. Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607 or donate online.

Optional: If you have asked us to set up a dedicated contribution page, you may list that web address.

What we will need:

Whenever we receive a tribute or memorial donation, we notify our honoree or their family that a donation has been made by mail. In order to do this, we will need the names and addresses of those who will want to be notified. The donation amounts are never divulged without the explicit request of the donor.

 

If you need more assistance, please don’t hesitate to email Sharon Chow at SChow@myeloma.org, or at 800-452-2873, ext. 234. We are here for you.

 


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