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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:


YOU
  • Decide date choices and inform IMF.
  • Identify a local hotel, restaurant or other venue to accommodate a High Tea.
IMF
  • 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.
YOU
  • 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
IMF
  • 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.
YOU
  • Set date for an invitation stuffing party.
  • Mail out invitations and follow up with guests who forget to RSVP.
IMF
  • Reimburses your postage for invitations.
  • Provides a personal event web page on IMF web site with direct link.
YOU
  • 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!
IMF
  • 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.