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Bruce Holmberg Appointed to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Advisory Board

Bruce Holmberg has been appointed to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Advisory Board.  It's Board includes Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, General H. Norman Schwarkopf, Geraldine Ferraro, Mel Stottlemyre, and a number of prominent myeloma researchers and business leaders.  As a Board Advisor, Bruce has devoted many hours of volunteer effort to the foundation and was recently presented its 2002 Outstanding Volunteer Award.  Multiple myeloma has recently claimed the lives of two prominent people, J. Carter Brown and Ann Landers, and is one of the diseases on the VA's Agent Orange list. 

Bruce, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in May 2000, gave up his partnership in an engineering firm to devote as much time as possible to his family and to fight this deadly disease, both personally and through work with MMRF.  Research is paying off -- in just the two years since Bruce was diagnosed, new treatments, while none presenting a cure, show huge progress in arresting this disease.  And, some of these emerging treatments show promise in the treatment of other deadly diseases.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is the nation's leading funder of research for multiple myeloma, a fast growing and currently incurable blood cancer.  MMRF was a leader in attaining passage of a $250 million blood cancer research bill signed by President Bush in June and the foundation gives out 93% of the money it raises to carefully selected research grants.