To Benefit the
International Myeloma Foundation
Saturday, March 14, 2015
2 to 4 PM
Hi, my name is Beth Harman, in December 2008, just days after undergoing surgery to rebuild a collapsed vertebrae in my spine, I was informed that I had multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that destroys bone. Internet searches were full of daunting facts like “myeloma attacks vital organs and bone” and that the disease was “treatable but incurable“. I remember reading a statistic that claimed approximately fifty percent of patients die within the first five years of being diagnosed. It’s hard to describe the immobilizing fear I felt and which every person experiences when diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately we heard about the IMF, joined a local IMF support group and attended Patient & Family Seminars. I have been able to make informed decisions to develop a treatment plan that includes my quality of life. Fortunately, my disease is not as aggressive and I have been able to continue working as the Administrative Officer in Virginia. So when my sister in law, Michele, decided to hold a fundraiser dubbed, Art-on-the-Gogh, I jumped at the chance to raise money for a cure.
Art-on-the-Gogh is a fun and creative painting event that requires no previous painting experience. Molly Loch provides all of the supplies and instruction and walks the group step-by-step through the process of painting a picture. Participants follow along and each painting ends up with an individual flair. Space is limited so we ask that people register as soon as possible to lock in on a seat. And yes, you get to take your completed artwork home! The goal is to raise significant funds between now and March 31st, in support of Myeloma Awareness Month. Please join us at
561 First Colonial Road
Virginia Beach, VA.
If you can’t attend the event but would like to show your support, please use the donation form below the registration link. Donations submitted below will be noted as coming from people affected by myeloma in our local area. It will express our thanks for all the IMF has done for the group, and support the likelihood of additional IMF Myeloma Workshops here in the future.
As the IMF says: Knowledge is Power!