Miles for Myeloma 2012
Many doctors go the extra mile for their patients. Few go more than 1,000.
This year marks the eighth year for Miles for Myeloma, and IU Simon Cancer Center oncologist Rafat Abonour shows no signs of slowing down. On Sept. 28, Dr. Abonour and several of his colleagues will take off on an ambitious ride for research, covering more than 200 miles across the southeast corner of Indiana. Their goal is simple: to raise funds for research that will provide more tomorrows for patients with myeloma, an incurable cancer of the plasma cell in the blood.
On Friday, Sept. 28, Dr. Abonour will begin his ride near Cincinnati and, keeping an 18-20 m.p.h. pace, will finish the day in Columbus, IN. The following day, the group will cover the hilly distance between Columbus and Indianapolis. As he travels, Dr. Abonour will connect with referring physicians and IU patients.
The group's arrival in Indianapolis will be heralded by nearly 350 patients and family members who will be gathered for the IU Simon Cancer Center's annual dinner for myeloma patients and those with related disorders at University Place Conference Center & Hotel on the IUPUI campus.
Thanks to the efforts of IU myeloma patients, friends and families, Miles for Myeloma has generated more than $1.75 million in the past seven years. Our goal this year is to raise another $250,000 in order to reach a cumulative total of $2 million dollars generated to support myeloma research. All of these funds go directly toward multiple myeloma research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.
Please click on the links to your left for more information about this year's event and how you can help. Please check back frequently as this site will be updated as the event grows closer!
Also, check out our Miles for Myeloma brochure about about letter campaigning and event details.