Many physicians go the extra mile for their patients. Few go more than 1,500. But Dr. Rafat Abonour, an Indiana University myeloma specialist, has done just that.
Miles for Myeloma is an annual cycling tour that generates funding for myeloma research at Indiana University. The event gives myeloma patients and their loved ones an opportunity to generate awareness about the rare blood cancer and support research aimed at improving treatments for the incurable disease. Since the inaugural tour in 2005, Dr. Abonour and IU myeloma patients have raised more than $2.4 million for multiple myeloma research at the IU Simon Cancer Center.
In October 2014, Dr. Abonour and his fellow cyclists will embark on the 10th annual Miles for Myeloma cycling tour, riding from Indianapolis to Bloomington to Terre Haute to Indianapolis over a three-day span. On Sunday, Oct. 5, the cyclists will complete their 300-mile journey with a finish-line celebration at the Scottish Rite Cathedral located in downtown Indianapolis. Immediately following the celebration, myeloma patients and family members are invited to move inside the Scottish Rite Cathedral for IU’s annual myeloma dinner and educational symposium.Learn about 2014 internship opportunities.