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ARIZONA MYELOMA NETWORK
June 30, 2011

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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This organization has helped me by increasing my awareness and understanding of multiple myeloma. It has allowed me to learn about the most recent treatments and successes in the field of treating this cancer. I have also benefited from discussions with other MM caregivers who understand where I am coming from.

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If I had to make changes to this organization I would like to see them increase the awareness of their activities through increased marketing and public relations efforts, particularly in the arena of social media.

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Volunteer & I have helped this organization by actively volunteering for the various conferences. I have also been involved with some of the fundraising efforts associated with the organization, such as the annual golf tournament in October, and 5k cancer run in May.