We are international

Here’s an elegant way to build awareness about myeloma and raise money in your community. It's easy, it's fun, and the International Myeloma Foundation helps you all along the way. Here's how:

  • Decide date choices and inform IMF.
  • Identify a local hotel, restaurant or other venue to accommodate a High Tea.
  • Contacts and negotiates contract with Banquet Director at venue.
  • Works with venue and organizers as needed for contract and banquet facilitation.
  • Works with venue re audio-visual needs, if necessary.
  • Identify Committee members. Ask them to submit names and addresses for their circleof friends/family members to one person who will compile them and be in charge of the master mailing list.
  • Schedule committee planning meetings as needed.
  • Secure raffle items from local vendors. Order raffle tickets to be printed and include them in the invitation
  • Designs and prints invitations, RSVP cards and envelopes with the teacup logo (see above) and sends them to you.
  • Helps with raffle tickets if needed.
  • Set date for an invitation stuffing party.
  • Mail out invitations and follow up with guests who forget to RSVP.
  • Reimburses your postage for invitations.
  • Provides a personal event web page on IMF web site with direct link.
  • Choose menu and place banquet orders for linens, etc. (IMF will assist as needed.)
  • Order floral centerpieces and arrange for delivery to venue.
  • Complete table seating and place cards.
  • Bring raffle items and place cards to venue day of event.
  • Set up on day of event and have fun!
  • Assists in obtaining special guest speaker.
  • Provides printed educational materials, as needed, for day of event.

See? Easy Peasy. If you would like to host a tea, contact Suzanne Battaglia at SBattaglia@myeloma.org or call her at 800-452-2873 for more information.

And for your viewing pleasure, here is a report from "A Tea in DC," the second annual Afternoon Tea hosted by Carol Klein and Nancy Moses.