Month: August 2010

Help get Toyota racing to beat myeloma

A reader just told me about this. How cool! I’m going to go vote for the “Myeloma Survivor” right now! You can vote every 24 hours.
http://www.sponsafier.com/#/gallery/view/367247

I thought you may be interested to know that the International Myeloma Foundation has entered a Toyota racecar design in a contest called Sponsafier. The winning entry will be built as a full sized car, and your votes can help push myeloma awareness across the finish line.

The idea and the car design come from a myeloma patient in Normal, Illinois. Keith May has covered the car with slogans to raise awareness of myeloma, and the work being done to beat it. The IMF has named the car “The survivor.”

“Survivor” is one of several hundred entries in the Sponsafier contest. Some entries are just artistic designs and some like Keith’s support a cause. For the next 12 days, please log onto nascar.myeloma.org to vote for Keith’s design. Please also ask your friends, families and colleagues to vote too.

This is a great opportunity to educate a new audience about myeloma and blood cancers, the advances that have been made in treatment and the challenges that lie ahead.

Incidence of myeloma by country

Paula just added an interesting post here:

http://feresaknit.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/whys-africa-not-red/

Our toxic environments have a lot to do with why we got myeloma. (see http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090813142148.htm)

From the maps linked in Paula’s blog, you can see that the industrialized countries have more MM in their populations.

There’s some information to be found on myeloma cancer clusters by googling:

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=meyloma+cancer+clusters&aq=f&aqi=m1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=ea2cd8eab02d18af

I’ve been really lazy about posting these days.  There’s a lot going on.