Yale Bulletin and Calendar

September 20-27, 1999Volume 28, Number 5

Mel Goldstein -- a.k.a. "Dr. Mel"

Benefit will kick off Dr. Mel Goldstein Fund
for research on bone marrow cancer

A benefit kick-off luncheon for the newly established Dr. Mel Goldstein Multiple Myeloma Research Fund at the Yale Cancer Center will take place on Friday, Sept. 24, at noon at Hot Tomatos Restaurant on College Street in New Haven.

A meteorologist with News Channel 8, the Hartford Courant and several Connecticut radio stations, Mel Goldstein (known as "Dr. Mel") was diagnosed nearly three years ago with multiple myeloma, a relatively rare cancer of the bone marrow. He has undergone chemotherapy and is currently enrolled in a clinical trial at the Yale Cancer Center testing the drug thalidomide in the treatment of cancer.

Goldstein recently wrote "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Weather," a humorous compendium of information on meteorology designed for the layman. He is donating the profits from the book to the fund bearing his name. The money will be used to support research aimed at finding new treatments for multiple myeloma that will extend life or cure patients diagnosed with the disease.

In establishing the fund, Goldstein said he hopes it will "contribute to the understanding of this disease and benefit all multiple myeloma patients."

The benefit luncheon will feature a book signing by "Dr. Mel," who will also broadcast weather reports live from Hot Tomatos during the noon news. The $20 fee includes lunch and a signed copy of the book. Reservations -- which will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis -- can be made by calling (203) 688-2000.


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