I received this e-mail late yesterday afternoon:
I came across your blog when doing research for my client, Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research (IMBCR), based in Los Angeles. I really appreciate the work you do on your blog to help others cope with cancer. I myself have been indirectly affected by cancer (I lost my husband to lung cancer seven years ago) and when I was helping my husband deal with his cancer, I would have appreciated a Web site like yours to communicate with like folks and to educate myself about the latest cancer-related news.
The reason I’m contacting you is because I wanted to introduce you to IMBCR in case you are not already familiar with them. You can visit the Web site at IMBCR.org but in a nutshell, IMBCR is the only, independent, non-profit research institute working to find improved treatment and ultimately, a cure for multiple myeloma. Unlike other research institutions, research is conducted on site at the same location where patients are treated. They take individual patient samples from the clinic and then process and immediately analyze them in their research lab. After they determine the most effective course of treatment, the results can then be quickly applied to a patient in a matter of months, as opposed to the years that it may take at hospitals and/or universities.
I read your recent posts about big money cancer centers and I’m sure you are bombarded with messages from many cancer research institutes across the country. My goal is simply to introduce you to this organization for future reference, in case it’s an option you think will benefit your readers.
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail or call me back – my contact info is below.
P.S. Love the “close” to your posts. I need to come up with something as inspiring…
Nerissa R. Silao
Here is a link to their site: Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research
Great to know there are other organizations besides the IMF and MMRF (and drug companies, of course!) working hard to find a cure!
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat