The Arizona Myeloma Network (AzMN)
is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide awareness,
education and advocacy for patients with multiple myeloma, a currently
incurable cancer of the bone marrow. Symptoms can include immune
suppression, kidney and other organ failure and weakened and extremely
painful porous bones and fractures. AzMN was founded in 2004 by Jack and
Barbara Kavanagh and received it’s IRS 501(c)(3) status in 2006. It has
provided an annual Living with Myeloma Conference since 2005 for
myeloma patients, caregivers, health care providers, and friends.
Outstanding researchers, physicians, and other healthcare providers have
presented topics related to all aspects of this terrible disease from
emotional support to the latest scientific advances and treatments. In
2008, AzMN was asked to provide a similar conference for all cancers on
the Navajo Nation. It has been held in the summers in Window Rock since
then. The major fundraiser is the Annual AzMN/United Association Golf
Tournament held each fall.
The Board of Directors recently
voted to provide the Jack and Barbara Kavanagh AzMN Research Scholarship
to a student who is working to advance research in myeloma or related
cancers. We are pleased to ask you to provide the Scholarship Application
Process and AzMN Scholarship Application documents to any students who may
be interested. Applications must be received by May 15, 2012 and a
decision will be made and announced June 30, 2012. Applications and
required documents are to be submitted to our scholarship email address:
If you have any questions, please
feel free to contact me at (623-388-6837) or my email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More information about AzMN is found on our website at
Thank you for your support of our
Barbara Kavanagh M.S.W.
President, Arizona Myeloma Network, AzMN