Phil Falkowitz - Larger than Life at ASH 2017

Many of us in the PMNNG consider Phil Falkowitz to be a larger-than-life inspiration. Now we can say that that is literally true. 

A mural featuring a likeness of Phil is being featured at ASH 2017 by Celgene. This is a truly fitting honor for Phil because he was one of the first multiple myeloma patients to participate in a Revlimid (lenalidomide) trial. Phil also serves in Celgene's "Ambassadors" program, helping to educate other patients.

Congratulations, Phil, on this tribute. And thanks for all you do as an advocate!

Nancy Stewart Is Honored by Light the Night

PMMNG member, Nancy Stewart, recently was named as the 2018 Philadelphia Light the Night Honored Hero.

Nancy was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2008, and underwent treatment to get it into remission. Then in 2016 she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). She underwent additional treatment that got the ALL into remission, but the Multiple Myeloma relapsed during that time. She is currently undergoing monoclonal antibody treatment for the multiple myeloma.

10th Annual Miles for Myeloma 5K Is a Big Success

photoThe PMMNG's 10th annual Miles for Myeloma 5K Walk/Run was held on Saturday April 28, 2018 in Philadelphia. For the first time in several years, the weather cooperated, and we had a perfect day for the event. Myeloma patients, caregivers, friends, and family members came out to support one another and to raise money to go to research toward finding a cure for multiple myeloma. Together, we raised over $74,000!

PMMNG Members Discuss Myeloma for StoryCorps and Blood Counts

Maddie & Cindy at StoryCorpsAs part of Amgen’s efforts to raise awareness about multiple myeloma through its Blood Counts program, Cindy Chmielewski and Maddie Hunter were recorded having a discussion at the StoryCorps pop-up studio in Federal Plaza, NYC on May 8, 2018.  This 40-minute conversation focused on many elements of their jou