Many physicians go the extra mile for their patients. Few go more than 1,700. But Dr. Rafat Abonour, an Indiana University myeloma research and IU Health physician, has done just that.
On Oct. 3, Dr. Abonour and his fellow cyclists – a crew made up of fellow caregivers, family members of patients and even a couple of patients themselves – will set out on the 10th annual Miles for Myeloma. The annual event gives myeloma patients and their loved ones an opportunity to generate awareness about the rare blood cancer and raise funding for research aimed at improving treatments for the incurable disease. Since the inaugural tour in 2005, Miles for Myeloma has raised more than $2.4 million for multiple myeloma research at the IU Simon Cancer Center.