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Rockwell County bringing awareness to Multiple Myeloma

The Rockwall County Commissioners Court proclaimed the month of March as Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month for the county during its regular meeting on Tuesday thanks to Darla Kubik of the North Texas Multiple Myeloma Support Group.

Spreading Myeloma Awareness in Panama City, FL.

Tiffany “Flip Flop” Dunnings of Powell Broadcasting (Hot 107.9/Kick’n 103.5) interviews Mike & Sarah Davies and Sheila Wilson of the Florida Panhandle MM Support Group.  The interview was aired on Sunday March 17 on all four stations (Hot 107.9/Kick’n 103.5/Bob FM 105.1/Classic Rock 95.9) of Powell Broadcasting in Panama City, FL.

IMF's Michael Katz Honored by ASCO as an "Extraordinary Patient Advocate"
IMF Executive Board member Michael S. Katz is the recipient of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2014 Partners in Progress Award. The award recognizes Mike's "exceptional achievements, outstanding work, and dedication" as a myeloma advocate. The Partners in Progress Award honors the accomplishments of an extraordinary patient advocate whose work has impacted public awareness or resulted in additional support for cancer research, treatment, prevention, or care. "Working with the IMF and others to help patients and caregivers and to advance myeloma research is an important and an incredibly rewarding part of my life. I am grateful to the community and to ASCO for this very special honor," said Mike. He will be presented with the award at a ceremony on June 2, 2014 during ASCO's 50th Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. The IMF congratulates Mike on this prestigious recognition!

Maine Passes Oral Anticancer Medication Law
The International Myeloma Foundation and the State Patients Equal Access Coalition (SPEAC) applaud Maine lawmakers for their hard work in passing legislation that requires private insurance companies to charge patients taking oral anticancer medications the same out-of-pocket cost as those receiving intravenous and infused therapies. Maine is the 28th state (along with the District of Columbia) to pass this important legislation. We are pleased that many more cancer patients in Maine will have affordable access to the most effective treatment to treat their disease and look forward to adding more states to the list in 2014.

The Myeloma Post App Is Now Available for Android Devices
The IMF's mobile application was designed to regularly update anyone interested in myeloma with the latest news and information from the IMF website. The Myeloma Post was first released for iOS in 2012, but is now available for Android devices as well. Designed to share updates on educational programs, quality-of-life support resources, advocacy activities, and stories from patient and caregiver blogs and communities, the Myeloma Post is free of charge and updated regularly (often daily).

Cumulus Cares Multiple Myeloma Radio Interview with Rhode Island Support Group

Carol Murray Rossi, Support Group Leader of the Rhode Island group did a radio segment with Amy Pontes of Cumulus Cares. 

Support Group Leader Brings Awareness to Little-Known Cancer

Arlene Preisendorf, co-leader of the Grand Island NE Support Group, highlights her experience with Multiple Myeloma and how the support group has helped her and others better understand the disease.

Spreading Myeloma Awareness in Jamaica
Monica Taylor, chairperson of Jamaica Multiple Myeloma Support Group, tells her experience with Multiple Myeloma and how she started helping others afflicted with the disease through the help of the International Myeloma Foundation.

Watch the 2014 Boca Raton Patient and Family Seminar webcast
We kick off Myeloma Awareness Month 2014 by live streaming our signature Patient & Family Seminar from Boca Raton, Florida!

IMF Support Group Leader Profiled Following Tom Brokaw's Myeloma Announcement
Tom Brokaw's announcement of his multiple myeloma diagnosis has put myeloma in the spotlight recently. But myeloma has been on Linda Huguelet's radar since her own diagnosis in 2010. Linda, who leads a support group for myeloma patients and family members in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was interviewed by WRCB-TV as a follow-up to the Brokaw news about her treatments, as well as her wishes for Brokaw. "I hope he will bring more recognition to multiple myeloma," she said.

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