I walked the PF Chang Half Marathon in Phoenix on Sunday January 13, 2008. Please help me to raise money for the International Myeloma Foundation!
When my mom, Edamay Exner, was diagnosed with myeloma in February of 1998, we found the IMF. I listened over and over again to tapes of the most recent Patient & Family Seminar and began to learn a whole new language and about our options. In June, Mom, my son Chris and I attended our first seminar in Miami. It was not only a great learning experience, it was a great way for us to bond together and with others to make the best choices possible. And the hotline was there for us when the going got rough.
The Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group was also a huge part of our lives. It is one of the many support groups that the IMF assists. As a leader of that support group for many years, I watched hundreds of people find hope at a very vulnerable time in their lives. The group is still going strong since my move to Phoenix 2 years ago and I am walking in honor of all my PMMNG friends as well as my mom. The IMF is instrumental in helping group leaders share ideas and renew their commitment.
To check on my fund raising and walking progress go to http://www.exnerassociates.com/fundraising.htm and click on the fundraising link at the bottom of the page.
Good information, research and new treatments gave my mom and me six+ years together to travel, create fun times and great memories. Let's help to do the same and better for many others ... until there is a cure!
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