CureTalks Webinar: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for the MMRF with Myeloma Patient Advocate Matt Goldman
September 26, 2017 5:30 pm (EDT)
Host: Matt Goldman and Shweta Mishra
Registration is closed for this webinar.
In February 2017, along with 5 other patients and 10 individuals who have had their lives impacted by myeloma, Matt Goldman climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania Africa. They were raising funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), which is a leading organization in helping to find a cure. Kilimanjaro is 19,000 feet high. The journey would take 8 days and cover over 40 miles. Join us to hear Matt relive his experience.
Multiple Myeloma, Patient Advocate
Matt Goldman was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in May, 2011 at the age of 49. He is currently in partial remission and is in a maintenance phase of treatment. He had his stem cells collected in December, 2011, but has no plans to undergo a stem cell transplant. Matt’s kidneys were damaged by the myeloma, but he has used diet and nutrition to maintain functioning kidneys. After being diagnosed in 2011, a big challenge was finding information on how to eat to fight cancer and maintain a strong immune system, while not causing further damage to his kidneys. Matt is a land use planner for the Port of Long Beach. He is married and is overprotective of his dog Gracie. He has a blog that documents his journey, www.mattvsmyeloma.com and tweets @mpg61.
CureTalks Host and Content Creator at TrialX
Shweta is a San Jose State University Graduate, who holds dual masters degree in Biochemistry and Nutrition Science, and is passionate about the science behind the diverse life phenomenas. She finds deep interest in research, reading and writing on various medical/scientific issues. She also holds certifications in Digital Marketing from Hubspot Academy, Protecting Human Research Participants from NIH and in Intellectual Property in Biotechnology from WIPO. She tweets at @setu4in @curetalks
Scientific Media Editor and CureTalks Host at TrialX
Priya holds masters in Microbiology, degrees in Patent Law, Media Law, and certifications in Writing in Sciences from Stanford University and HR Management from IIM Bangalore, India. She is certified in inbound / email / content marketing from Hubspot Academy. She has extensive writing experience with a focus on patient engagement, mhealth, digital health, cancer research, nutrition, and alternative therapies and presents a varied view on healthcare and associated domains. She is a guest columnist at The Week where she writes about cancer. She tweets at cure_talk.