Brian D Novis Award Ceremony Videos

Each year the IMF awards junior and senior research grants to scientists who are devoted to expanding knowledge about multiple myeloma and the potential treatments that can be used.  For many years, the PMMNG has contributed to these grants via our Miles for Myeloma 5K program.

The first video shows clips from the ceremony during the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2016 meeting in December where the 2016 Brian D Novis Research Grant award winners were announced. With the second video, be ready to be inspired as you view the the award winning researchers share what it means to them to receive this research support.

Award Ceremony Video

Grant Awardees Video


Register now for the 2017 Miles for Myeloma 5K and help the IMF fund more researchers to continue progress towards finding a cure for multiple myeloma.

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Survivorship Celebration

You are invited to join in the Celebration of all Cancer Survivors for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center’s Survivorship Celebration!
What: Survivorship Celebration: Tools for Healthy Living
When: June 8th, 2016 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Schedule:
11:30-12:30 noon – Lunch and Health Fair

12:45-1:30 pm – Tools for Healthy Living
Nicole Simone, MD, and Daniel Monti, MD, will present their research-based recommendations for incorporating healthy lifestyle changes into your life to enhance your well-being through exercise, diet, nutrition, and stress reduction.

Breakout sessions:
1:45 – 2:30
• Staying Calm during the Storm, Ruth N. Feinblum, LCSW
• Exercise During and After Cancer Treatment, Nicole L. Dugan, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, & John C. Hartnett, PT, DPT

2:45 – 3:30 pm
• Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Diane Reibel, PhD
• Wellness Yoga, Michelle Stortz, Yoga Therapist
• Fighting Cancer with your Fork, Jacqueline M Diamond, Clinical Dietician

To register, call: 1-800-JEFF-NOW
When you register, please choose the breakout sessions that you’ll be attending, one from each time slot.

For questions, please contact: Katherine Rehm (Katherine.Rehm@Jefferson.edu,  215-503-7975)

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Opportunity Drawing Update

There has been an upgrade in one of our prizes for the opportunity drawing.

Our 2nd prize will be a 48″ TV, (not the 40″ that was previously advertised)

Please be prepared to bring in any unsold tickets and purchase new ones at this Saturday’s (April 12) meeting.  If you still want to sell tickets and will be at the race, you can bring them at that time or mail them to:

Marilyn Alexander
1605 Steamboat Station
Southampton, PA 18966

Thanks and good luck!

Oncology Expert Lecture Series: “New Directions in the Management of Multiple Myeloma” — November 21

Nurse-practitioner Patricia Mangan, MSN, CRNP, of the Abramson Cancer Center, will lecture on “New Directions in the Management of Multiple Myeloma,” on Thursday, November 21, 4 – 5 PM, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, as part of the Pennsylvania State Nurse Association’s continuing nursing education program.

For more information, please contact Christine Lombardi at christine.lombardi@uphs.upenn.edu

Marilyn Alexander Receives Spirit of Hope Award

PMMNG founding member Marilyn Alexander received the 2013 Spirit of Hope Award from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation on Saturday, October 4. The award is given at every MMRF Race for Research 5K event to a local “individual who inspires hope and shows extraordinary commitment to the MMRF.” The PMMNG, with treasurer Phil Falkowitz in attendance, was also proud to donate to the MMRF a portion of its proceeds raised during its own Miles for Myeloma fundraiser earlier this year.  PMMNG6-crop(l-r): Allie Otto, MMRF, Marilyn Alexander, Earl Kostrow, Sharon Alexander

PMMNG1-crop(l-r): Phil Falkowitz (PMMNG treasurer), Allie Otto, MMRF, Marilyn Alexander, Nolan Horan, Karen Horan, Earl Kostrow, Sharon Alexander
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