Helping our Cancer Caregivers care for their loved ones

Barbara Kavanagh

Spirit of Hope Award Nominee

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation is delighted to recognize Barbara Kavanagh as the MMRF Spirit of Hope Honoree at the 2022 MMRF Team for Cures: Scottsdale 5K Walk/Run.

This award is presented at every 5K Walk/Run to a patient, caregiver, or family who inspires hope through their resilience, perseverance, and dedication to the MMRF and its mission.

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Barbara on aztv's Arizona Daily Mix with Brad Perry

Barbara was on AZTV Channel 7’s Arizona Daily Mix show on March 16th to talk about the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the Spirit of Hope Award and the Importance of Working Together on behalf of All Cancer Patients, Caregivers, and Families.

Barbara Kavanagh, Founder and CEO of the Arizona Myeloma Network and creator of the Cancer Caregivers Education Program, and their new Virtual Cancer Caregivers Education Program is receiving the prestigious Spirit of Hope award from a major cancer research organization, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, MMRF, which is holding its 1st Walk/Race event in Arizona to honor Barbara and her team, and also the thousands of myeloma patients and families and the outstanding researchers, clinicians, and healthcare professionals who are working in Arizona to find the Cure! You can help!

It’s a New Year- Join our Team!

Introducing the Virtual Cancer Caregivers Education Program, VCCEP™

Special Thanks to our Sponsors, Grantors, and Donors for 2022-2023. There is still ‘Room’ for your Logo/Name!

Contact: Barbara Kavanagh:
barbarak@azmyelomanetwork.org    ph.623 466 6246

Thank you to the sponsors from the 3rd Annual November 18th Cancer Caregivers Awareness Week Celebration at Los Sombreros Restaurant!

Thank you to the sponsors from the 3rd Annual November 18th Cancer Caregivers Awareness Week Celebration at Los Sombreros Restaurant!

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The Cancer Caregivers AZ ™ Mission:

Our Mission is to Promote Collaboration, Build Awareness, Provide Education and Resources that Build Caregivers Skills and Advocate for Improved Treatment and Quality of Life for Cancer Patients, their Families, and All Cancer Caregivers.

Get one blood test. Detect up to 10, 20 or even more types of cancer. MCED
Oct 30

That is the potential for a new category of cancer early detection tests currently being developed and tested by scientists. A breakthrough like this could revolutionize the ability to detect cancer at its earliest, 

AZ Myeloma Network on New Technologies for Cancer Screenings.
Due to the lack of screenings, the vast majority of cancers are undetectable when they’re in an early stage.

Oct 19, Barbara appears with Brad Perry on The AZ Daily Mix

The importance of encouraging more cancer research and not letting the Government get involved with deciding what drugs should cost and who should get them

Oct 15, Letter to the Arizona Republic

Latest from the CDC
July 30, CDC.gov

This COVID-19 website is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State by state data, travel restrictions and public health guidelines are updated frequently. Find the most up-to-date

We Will Survive™!

Dear Friends:
We look back on the ‘year that was’ and feel grateful that we did ‘Survive’ and are still Surviving. Not without pain, fear, loss, loneliness but also with new knowledge, understanding and awe. We saw advances in the research and treatment of COVID and also in cancer. 

Meet the Founders

You can help us to provide education and resources to Cancer Caregivers and Cancer patients like the Begay family.

Our Deepest Thanks to all of you who took the time to write a review for us for Great NonProfits. We not only made our ‘quota’ but exceeded it and ‘on time! Jack and I were both touched and inspired by your comments which will help us continue our efforts on behalf of our amazing network of cancer patients, caregivers, families, and dedicated researchers, doctors, and others in the healthcare field.

Help us Celebrate Cancer Caregivers!

Mark Your Calendar for the 4th Annual Cancer Caregivers Awareness Week coming Nov. 2022! If you are a Cancer Caregiver or you know a Caregiver,
we invite you to share their story.

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Kavanagh: Arizona's caregivers must take good care of themselves, too

The State of Arizona declares

“Cancer Caregivers
Awareness Week”

November 14th-21st, 2021

Thank you to the Governor for recognizing the importance of Cancer Caregivers who are also ‘First Responders’ during the Covid crisis.

Our Free guide and advice
for Cancer Caregivers.

Congresswoman Lesko Weekly Update

Monica from our office presented a Congressional Recognition to Barbara Baroff Kavanagh, the founder and CEO of the Arizona Myeloma Network, a non-profit that helps patients with Myeloma, a type of blood cancer. Barbara Baroff Kavanagh founded the organization in 2004 to educate and raise awareness for the disease and advocate for Myeloma patients and all cancer caregivers. Her husband is now a 30 year myeloma survivor.

CARE Act Extended for 2021

‘You can still help cancer patients and caregivers by donating ‘now’ for 2021. Your donation of $300 per person or $600 per couple is available. We need your help more than ever as we continue our free cancer education and resource services ‘virtually’. You can contact us by phone.

Events 2022

March 26th

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Announces Inaugural Scottsdale 5K Walk/Run
and Spirit of Hope Award for Barbara Kavanagh.

Events 2021

Nov 18th

6-9m at Los Sombreros in Mesa.
You will enjoy authentic Mexican Cuisine and other refreshments, a fun Raffle, music and photos.

Nov 14 – 24

N3rd Annual Cancer Caregivers Awareness Week and the Governor’s Proclamation

March 2nd
Barbara and Jutta Ulrich from the Arizona Caregiver Coalition appearing on the Morning Mix, aztv

Feb 17th

AZ Myeloma Network was on aztv talking about why it is important for cancer patients to get a COVID vaccine!

Caregivers Survey

We welcome your caregiver ‘feedback’ so that we can continue moving forward in making our cancer caregiver programs even more effective both for caregivers as well as the patients they ‘care for’.

Please fill out the caregiver survey . If you don’t choose to answer some of the questions, or wish to add information,that is fine. You can include your name or not.We will collate the responses and share the ‘results’ both on our website and in the Book.

Fall 2022 Book Release
“Living with Cancer, a
CareGivers Journey©”

My writing journey is well underway! Watch for my new book, Living with Cancer, a CareGivers Journey© to be available in the fall of 2022. The goal of this project is to provide insights and resources that will lead the reader to be a more educated cancer patient and a more effective cancer caregiver.

It has been a 30-year journey that has taken us to 5 countries and 3 U.S. states. Over the years, my husband and I have had to find oncologists wherever we lived.

Your Story is Important

We invite cancer caregivers/families to send us your story of how you have coped with your loved one’s cancer diagnosis and treatment. And, please offer your own ‘advice’ and suggestions for what others can do to help.

All of your stories are important to us, and may be selected for future newsletters, the  Book, and/or on our website. We will not include your name unless we have your written permission.

Maximum words: 600

Meet some of our Cancer Caregivers

‘Decade’ of Caregiver Photos

Special thanks to longtime supporter, BHHS Legacy Foundation, for their generous grant for Phase 1 of our new Virtual Cancer Caregivers Educational Programs.

And, It is not too late or too early to make your own 2021 ‘tax-deductible donation under the extended CARE Act.

Virtual Honor Wall

Arizona Myeloma Network’s Honor Wall was developed as a way for family and friends to honor and remember their loved ones who have been touched by cancer.

Donate $150 in honor of a loved one or just ‘donate’ even if you do not wish to write a tribute. $25, $50, $100, or any amount.     Make Donation/Tribute

THANK YOU Kurt and Los Sombreros for all the support you have shown to us for many years! We invite everyone to please support your local small businesses.
www.lossombreros.com

Our Current Sponsors

Among our sponsors,
thank you all for your support!

If you would like to help and sponsor our Cancer Caregiver Education Programs provided FREE of charge to cancer patients, caregivers and families, please CONTACT US or Click Here for more information

You can Help!