Many physicians go the extra mile for their patients. Few go more than 1,200. But Dr. Rafat Abonour, an Indiana University myeloma specialist, has done just that.
In September 2013, Dr. Abonour completed his ninth annual Miles for Myeloma cycling tour. The annual event gives myeloma patients and their loved ones an opportunity to generate awareness about the rare blood cancer and raise funding for research aimed at improving treatments for the incurable disease. Since the inaugural tour in 2005, Dr. Abonour has raised more than $2 million for multiple myeloma research at the IU Simon Cancer Center.
In 2014, Dr. Abonour will set out on Oct. 4 and 5 for the 10th annual Miles for Myeloma.