The George and Normal
Our tremendously courageous, inspirational, and simply amazing friend, George, died at home with his family by his side on the evening of June 7, 2014. George took on the challenge that multiple myeloma presented to him, at the time in his life when enjoyment and fulfillment with his wife Norma and his family should have been his only concern, by amazing his doctors and inspiring researchers as he constantly sought new therapies and approaches to fight myeloma, and helping to advance treatments by participating in research studies.
Over the course of 14 years, George succeeded more often than not in keeping his myeloma at bay and minimizing its impact on his family. During this time, George became an ardent partner of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation – for which the Foundation, and patients worldwide who benefited from the work supported by him and his fantastic network of family and friends – are forever grateful. In the last year alone, George’s latest vision – a fund to accelerate the most promising drugs to patients immediately was launched: The George and Norma Fabian Fund for Novel and Precision Therapies. Over $650,000 was received and helped to move three new drugs into clinical trials in less than one year – just the beginning of an inspired legacy.
In George’s honor and at the request of his family, all donations in George’s memory will be applied to the Fabian Fund, in order to fulfill the vision that he so vigorously pursued; to enable the most promising new treatments for patients worldwide, as quickly as possible.