The #MyelomaAwarenessWeek Day 7

I’ve spent most of this week trying to post various bits about myeloma, Myeloma UK and how it impacts people. I hope that #MyelomaAwarenessWeek helps people to understand what Multiple Myeloma is, to feel informed and empowered, and maybe even to help. Most people who know me, will know that I’m not shy about talking about my cancer. It doesn’t scare me and I am happy to discuss it with anyone who needs support with their own myeloma, or with people who are just interested. Myeloma doesn’t define me, but I suppose I sort of see it as ‘my job’ to help to raise awareness and funds to help to stop it being classed as ‘incurable’ and make it ‘chronic’ instead.

So, I make no apology now for doing a ‘Call to Action’. If what you have read has made you feel anything, perhaps you would consider helping. Share information with others, hold a fundraising event or help me with my events….all of those things are amazingly appreciated by both me and by Myeloma UK. I’m really wanting to get people to sign up to some of the Myeloma UK events that take place each year. I struggle now as I seem to break bones doing the most simple of things, but I would love people to run or walk or cycle for Myeloma UK and for me. There is an amazing London to Paris bike ride that was launched in 2016 but was such a success and so much fun, that Myeloma UK have already launched the 2016 one – if you’re a cyclist why not sign up? I don’t have a bike…that’s my excuse anyway!!

And if doing something like that or a 5k doesn’t appeal, I’ll be looking for sponsorship, donations and super special auction prizes for my Cheese and Wine event on March 11th! And donations of stationery, graphic design help and time are all so important to me holding a good event…..and hopefully those of you who came to the Glitz and Glamour Ball in 2012, know that I like to do things in style!

Have a think, and get in touch if you want to get involved 🙂


As many people know, I am hoping to spend the next 9 months fundraising again. To date, with the help of family and friends, I have raised over £90,000. I am hoping to reach £100,000 through holding a cheese and wine event and undertaking other activities.

If my posts make you stop and think, perhaps you would like to sponsor me with my #finalcountdown, to support Myeloma UK and help make myeloma history. To do this, please either;

go to my just giving page


text ‘GASC75 £x’ to 70070

e.g ‘DEBG99 £5′ if you want to donate £5


Get in touch and let me know how you would like to help. If you fancy doing an event, you can set up a just giving page and then link to my team page to contribute!

About Deb Gascoyne

I am wife of one, mother of two (& a dog!) and a person in my own right😊. I have used my diagnosis of myeloma to allow me to focus on what I CAN achieve and not what I can't. My blog is a way of me spilling is for me more than you I'm afraid. But if it helps you along the way, that is an absolute bonus for me :-) Diagnosed in 2009 with smouldering myeloma, I started treatment in 2010 and had a SCT in 2011. I’ve was on maintenance until November 2018 but my figures went up so officially relapsed. I have been on dara since 2019 and had my second transplant in September 2020. Still on dara and keeping fingers crossed.
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