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ARIZONA MYELOMA NETWORK
June 29, 2011

I have volunteered for Arizona Myeloma Network for a few years, but I joined as a board member in 2010. Arizona Myeloma Network provides much needed information to the community it serves, not only for myeloma patients and caregivers, but the community at large. As founder, Barbara Kavanagh discovered, it's hard to find information and help for myeloma patients. She wanted to do something to help others, so they wouldn't have to struggle the way she did. AzMN started out by developing a Living with Myeloma Conference which is now in it's 5th year. The conference brings researchers, patients and doctors together to increase myeloma knowledge. In it's third year, the Race for Hope for all Cancers is an uplifting event that brings hope to myeloma patients and families, but also those with other types of cancer. The Navajo Nation Cancer Awareness Conference brings cancer resources and information to the Navajo people, an underserved segment of the population. AzMN works tirelessly to help others and give back to their community and those with myeloma.

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I think they do an amazing job and with more support, they will continue to provide outstanding services to their community.

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Board Member & I volunteer with the Race for Hope for All Cancers and AzMN/Navajo Nation Cancer Awareness Conference. Both of these events raise awareness within the community, so more people can be helped.