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Barbara Kavanagh – Founder and CEO, Arizona Myeloma Network (AzMN)
Barbara B. Kavanagh, MSW, is the Founder and CEO of the Arizona Myeloma Network (AzMN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, started in 2004 as a grassroots cancer awareness, education and advocacy organization to support patients like Barbara’s husband, so they do not have to fight this disease alone. Multiple Myeloma is a rare and often misdiagnosed bone marrow cancer that strikes 2200 people in the U.S. each year. It is not curable, but thanks to earlier diagnosis and new research, many patients will live longer and have a better quality of life.
AzMN was founded in June 2004 who’s mission is to promote awareness, education and advocacy for improved treatment and quality of life, for multiple myeloma patients, their families and caregivers. Our members are patients, families, health care professionals, volunteers and others concerned about myeloma. AzMN is a nonprofit charity (501)(c)(3) organization that conducts outreach Events and Educational programs for Arizona Myeloma cancer patients, their families and caregivers, with special consideration for the under served: African American, Asian /Pacific, Hispanic American and Native American.