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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

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Former staff

Rating: 5

AzMN is a small and amazing organization that brings educational programs, and the latest information to patients and caregivers. Contact them and become part of the AzMN family.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Arizona Myeloma Network does so much for such a grass roots organization!! I've been impressed with both their Living with Myeloma Conference with the Doctors coming from all of the country to discuss and be accessible to patients with both individual questions and the latest in the filed. Also, they take a team 7 hours North of the Valley with Doctors, specialist, and resources, to discuss all types of cancers for people living on the Navajo Reservation! The impact it's had up there is amazing!!! In addition to running two major conferences they also have seminars through out the year for the "Caregivers" of the cancer patients. This amazing organization is here to help not only Myeloma Patients but wants to educate anyone with Cancer and their loved ones.

2 Cathy G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

At every program I see the direct positive and immediate impact Barbara and her team has on the cancer patient, family and friends that care for them. Attendees come to learn something new that they can put into action now. I compile the program evaluations and it is statements like this that make me proud to support AzMN: "I now understand the difference between my oncologist and the Myeloma specialists here" and "as a cancer caregiver, I learned to care for myself first. It is like the flight safety announcement 'put your own mask on first, before helping others' I get it now!".

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The 1st time I met Barbara was when I was an "event planner" for a small cancer education non-profit. I asked Barbara to exhibit at our health fair. That was 5 years ago! Arizona Myeloma Network is a small but mighty non-profit. I have witnessed how relevant programming literally saves lives. The people at AzMN not only connect patients to local Myeloma (and other cancer) resources they also educate patients, caregivers and their families on obtaining the best quality of life. Barbara has my support, always.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Working with Arizona Myeloma Network has opened my eyes to a disease that gets very little air time, but has a big impact on my life. The commitment, leadership and compassion the founder has for those who suffer with the disease is never ending.
AzMN developed critical programs right here in Arizona, with the vision to take them national and international.
Strong mission, strong leadership, strong board that's making a difference in many lives.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

My firm was retained by the Board to assist in several legal matters pertaining to the Network. In my dealings with its members I found them to be caring, compassionate individuals who have personally been impacted by myeloma (a form of cancer). As a result, they were dedicated to spreading awareness of myeloma and its treatments and offering support to those diagnosed with this disease. My business dealings with them reflected people of integrity who desire to do the right thing.