December 2022


Myeloma DoD Research and Toxic Exposures Funding Included in Year End Bill

On December 29, 2022, a government spending bill, H.R. 2617, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 into law.

The bill included funding for the PACT Act, which would help those who faced toxic exposures. President Biden stated “It will help us meet our sacred obligation to America’s veterans and deliver on the promise of the PACT Act, my bipartisan legislation to expand health care benefits to veterans. “  

The bill also included myeloma research opportunities through the Department of Defense.

Legislators and VA Work to Ensure Toxic Exposed Veterans Are Aware of Benefits

Legislators and the VA have both been working to ensure that those entitled to benefits under the newly enacted PACT Act are aware of their eligibility and how to apply. The VA held a virtual symposium on the matter. To view more from the VA, please click here.

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Takano also did a press conference informing veterans of these benefits. To view Rep. Takano’s remarks, please click here.

Thank You Advocates!

We want to thank our advocates for a productive 2022. We appreciate all of the work you have done, whether it be sharing information with friends, sending messages to Members of Congress, or taking the time to meet with legislators to educate them about the myeloma experience. We look forward to a fruitful year in 2023. If you wish to learn more about how to get involved in advocacy, please reach out to us at

We would like to thank our sponsors Bristol-Myers Squibb; Glaxo Smith Kline; Sanofi; and Takeda Oncology

Veterans Against Myeloma | International Myeloma Foundation

4400 Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Suite 300, Studio City, CA 91604

Email:  |  Web:  |  Tel: 818-487-7455

View this email in your browser

Copyright © 2023 International Myeloma Foundation, All rights reserved.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
International Myeloma Foundation · 4400 Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Suite 300 · Studio City, CA 91604 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp