AZMN is a marvelous organization, always trying to find new ways to support cancer patients. I am a multiple myeloma survivor who has greatly benefitted from the wealth of information gained at their yearly spring conference. Barbara always finds experts in the field who are willing to donate a day with us. Not only do they speak about the latest treatments, but they are available to patients for individual consults. I am so grateful Barbara and her staff for doing this every year!
I have known about the AZ Myeloma Network organization for several years. They are amazing offering support to those going through this cancer to the caregivers walking along side. The conferences are educational and well put on. They want to make sure those who were unable to attend due to their health or prior commandments have the information presented at their conference and the post the presentation on their website. They offer education and refer to resources to help you. Barbara and Jack give back to the community in a special way by helping people become educated and know they are not alone on this journey of cancer. I would give them an A+ and encourage people to donate to this great organization.
I recently attended the 10th Annual Arizona Myeloma Network - Scientific Research Roundtable. This was the 3rd such event I have attended since developing Multiple Myeloma. Every year has been better than the previous.
This year's two day event included presentations from Doctors and Researchers from top hospitals and Cancer Institutes across the country.
I came away with a solid knowledge of the history of research and drugs developed, and understanding that current direction of research and treatment is toward Immunotherapy.
My Oncologist is one of the top ranked in the State, but would never have the time to explain all the history and reasons for the different Chemo drugs I have tried over the years.
From information I learned from A.M.N., I feel most comfortable being part of an Immunotherapy drug trial.
Thank you Arizona Myeloma Network for your support.
I live outside of Arizona, but have had the pleasure of following the programs and activities of the Arizona Myeloma Network in my role as a provider of Social Security Disability Insurance. I have been impressed by the quality of free educational programs and support networks this organization provides, as well as the commitment and passion of its founders.
My association with this group is one of involvement through practicality and curiosity. I have this group to be hardworking and diligent in the pursuit of funds used to pursue a cure for myeloma. I wish them only the best. Dr. Z.
I attended a fundraiser dinner for this chartity and was impressed with the people who attended and their authentic passion to help. What was terrific to see is that I had an opportunity to meet people who received significant benefits from this organization. Nice to see that our money was really having an impact! I was shocked that our AZ native american community are not educated and not helped like the folks near cities. Yet, it was AZ Myeloma Network that took the time and resources to help educate, inpiire and help this group of people. We need more charities like them! They seem to put the resources into action in order to really help future generations.
These are wonderful people devoted to bringing relief and hope to thousands of people. This is a difficult cause, and one which does not get the kind of attention and funding that it needs. I have CLL, a related disease, and I totally support the incredible work of the dedicated people at AZ Myeloma Network.
It all started with "Do you need any help with that?" I was working at a Phoenix hospital in the area of tissue donation. As this was almost 10 years ago, before genetics and personalized medicine were well-known, I thought I could contribute something unique to AZMN. One thing let to another and I became a Board Member. I don't like to be spread thin, so I discern my volunteer time carefully. The characteristic that most drew me to AZMN was passion. If Barbara and Jack could, they would help every person in AZ with every type of cancer. The organization grew from just serving multiple myeloma patients to serving several types of cancer patients and to serving their care-givers. The services range from medical to nutritional to psychological, just to name a few. And, being on the Board for a number of years, every dollar is spent wisely. No frills here. It's all about the patients. I'm honored and blessed to call Barbara and Jack friends and to still be a part of this great organization.