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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

Mission: Our mission is to promote collaboration, awareness, education and advocacy for improved treatment and quality of life, for multiple myeloma patients, their families and ALL cancer caregivers with special consideration to the underserved.

Results: True stories - Mission Accomplished Dear Barbara, my husband and I attended one of your conferences a few years ago shortly after my sister in Los Angeles had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. It was the best thing we could have done. It was very informative and so well organized. We sat with a group of women during lunch whom shared their experiences with multiple myeloma and from them we learned who their doctors were. We passed this information on to my sister; she then made an appointment with one of those doctors (at Mayo) for a consultation. As a result she was more able to make a decision about her treatment. Thanks to you also, she continues to be doing well, feeling well. Just want to let you know we are happy that we attended your conference and wanted to share this with you. Sincerely, Doris March 2016 A new patient, who heard me (Barbara Kavanagh) speak on Fred Taylor's Radio program, never attended a myeloma meeting. He was so excited at the conference to meet other patients and the wonderful faculty. He shared that he had felt very isolated since most people he knew had never heard of myeloma and now felt less anxious and more hopeful. - Larry 2016 Living with Myeloma Conference

Target demographics: educate cancer patients, their families and ALL cancer Caregivers.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 150 cancer caregivers and 300 myeloma patients and their families.

Geographic areas served: Arizona and all the funds we raise stay in Arizona.

Programs: Living with Myeloma Conference, Myeloma Scientific Roundtable and multiple Cancer Caregivers Education Programs all year long.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered and attended the Multiple Myeloma conference for many years and each year I learn about new advances in this field. Barbara and Jack are dedicated in helping and educating patients with Multiple Myeloma throughout the year .

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known Jack and Barbara over 8 years. They work endlessly to help patients find doctors and provide top notch conferences so patients will know the latest treatments for Multiple Myeloma. They are the best

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Arizona Myeloma Network for over 8 years. The organization cares about helping patients and educating them on resources available to them. Barbara and Jack work endlessly in providing the best programs and events possible. They are the best.

Kathleen G

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I met founders Jack and Barbara at a support group for multiple myeloma patients. I was inspired by the mission of Arizona Myeloma Network. Their leadership is always positive and extends not only in the major cities of AZ, but to the Native A,epicanthic reservations as well. I chose to volunteer so that other patients and caregivers like myself can attend conferences for free and bring hope in the battle against myeloma. The positive leadership permeates throughout the organization, and I plan to continue in the work of AZMN.

1 Michelle253

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for one of the Caregiver Conferences last year ---- afterward; I was so energized by the commitment and enthusiasm of this phenomenal group !!! I am so greatful to be a part of such a caring team. The Arizona Myeloma Network provides education for the community ( patients and caregivers) - as well as educational support for the Navajo Nation - This organization inspires me to do more for my community on a daily basis. Thank you !!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arizona Myloma Network does wonderful work educating both carers and those with the disease. Increasing awareness of the disease promotes early diagnosis and prompt treatment. The support system and outreach programs all help to spread the word about the disease and provide a better quality of life for the patients.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arizona Myeloma Network is a caring and compassionate advocate for the caregiver and patient of all cancers but myeloma in particular. I have been working with the charity for about 5 months and am so impressed with the enthusiasm and passion that this grass roots non-profit exhibits! I feel a great sense of accomplishment and deep gratitude when I volunteer knowing that lives in my neighborhood are touched by AzMN everyday.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was asked by ARIZONA MYELOMA NETWORK to videotape their conference in Window Rock, AZ for the first time. Having spent 21 years in video productions I have filmed dozens of seminars and conferences for various corporate clients and non profit orgs and I can say that this group of people is highly motivated, very professional, and the conference they put on was information packed. While working I personally learned a great deal about Myeloma.

Their motivation to bring this topic and conference to the Navajo Nation is right on the mark and comes from the heart to help people understand and deal with this affliction. A great group of people to be associated with.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first became aware of Arizona Myeloma Network through their nomination for the Hon Kachina Volunteer Award. It was of special interest to me since my father battled multiple myeloma for 10 years and I saw first hand how that illness is often overlooked by many of the larger cancer charities. I was also impressed by how they actively reached out to the caregivers of MM patients by providing conferences and support groups to help them address their needs and concerns. AZMN has done an excellent job of bringing educational conferences to Arizona with top researchers and professional in the MM field. They have also reached out to the Native American tribes in the Southwest teaching their members about cancer awareness and prevention through sponsored conferences in northern Arizona.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My mom became active with AZMN after my dad was diagnosed. I have attended events as a participant in the past, and heard my mom recount her experiences as a volunteer. Dad passed about 2 months ago. I am so grateful for the friendship and support he and my mom had through AZMN. I decided to give my time, and have received so much in return.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arizona Myeloma Network was brought to my attention in January of 2008 when my husband was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer with which we were totally unfamiliar. We didn’t know where to turn locally for up to date information. Barbara and Jack Kavangh have been a blessing to us on so many levels. They have provided us with the resources that we required to make informed decisions about my husband’s care. We were so impressed with the organization that we soon became volunteers with AzMN. Their annual Living with Myeloma Conference brings to the Phoenix area top physicians and researchers who share the newest information available. Sadly, my husband passed away from the disease in April, 2011. I am so proud of the work that AzMN has done for us personally and in our community that I continue to give my time and efforts so that AzMN is able to make resources and advocacy available to others who will be walking the same path.