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Myeloma Awareness Month

March is Myeloma Awareness Month and It's Your Turn to Take Action!

Aldo Del Col

For the month of March and spanning into April, Myeloma Canada will be hosting a series of online campaigns and events aimed at increasing general awareness of multiple myeloma in the community at large, promoting early detection and diagnosis and advocating for accelerated treatment access in all Canadian provinces for overall improved patient outcomes.

Myeloma Canada invites you to join this movement and spread the word. By making myeloma matter and unifying and strengthening the voice of the Canadian myeloma community, we are putting myeloma on the map.

Check out our calendar of events below. For any additional questions or information request, please feel free to contact us at contact@myeloma.ca or 1.888 798‑5771.

I am a firm believer in the power of the patient and grassroots efforts to drive change.

Co-founder and Chairman, Myeloma Canada 

Aldo Del Col

March 1 - March 31

Online Awareness Campaign

Help put myeloma on the map. Follow us on social media and share this image on your personal pages. Post using the hashtag:
#MyelomaAwarenessMonth
 
Click here to find us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram
Start spreading the word!   
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If you're not on social media but would still like to take part, email works just as well! Ask your network to forward along your message and spread the word.  
 
Instructions to download the above image:
From a computer or laptop: Right-click on the image, and click 'save image'.
From a smartphone or tablet : Tap on the image and hold down until a menu pops up. Click on 'save image' .
 

March 1

The Multiple Myeloma March Kick-off!

Known as the only annual national fundraiser that exclusively supports the Canadian myeloma community, the 9th Annual Multiple Myeloma March campaign has officially begun! Join us in one of the 14 communities across Canada to raise funds for clinical research and to support advocacy for accelerated access to game-changing therapies for Canadian patients.

Register or Donate now to a March in your area:
 
Airdrie, AB
Enderby, BC
Halifax, NS
Kelowna, BC
Kitchener, ON - NEW!
Melville, SK
Mississauga, ON
Montreal, QC
Ottawa-Gatineau, ON
Prince George, BC- NEW!
Quebec City, QC
Sault Ste Marie, ON
Windsor/Essex County, ON
Winnipeg, MB

Can't find a March in your area but would like to start one? Contact Michelle Oana, the Associate Director of Development and Communications at Myeloma Canada for more information by email moana@myeloma.ca or by phone 514 755‑7244

To volunteer with an existing March, visit the Multiple Myeloma March website and click on "Volunteer" in the top menu.
 
 

March 24 -25

Myeloma Canada Patient & Caregiver InfoSessions

Myeloma Canada launches the first patient and caregiver InfoSessions of 2017 in Vancouver and Kelowna, BC. Topics included are Myeloma 101 and new treatments options, managing side effects, the drug approval process in Canada, active clinical trials, the Myeloma Canada Research Network and the patient journey.
 
Registration is FREE, a continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided at no charge.

To view the itineraries and to register, click on the following links:
 

March 28

Free Online Educational Webinar

The Drug Approval Process in Canada, and How You Can Help Accelerate Access

Featuring Martine Elias,
Director of Access, Advocacy and Community Relations at Myeloma Canada

March 28, 2017 - 7:00 pm EST
 

March 30

Myeloma Action Day

 

March 30th marks the kick-off of Myeloma Canada's advocacy campaign:

Drive Advocacy for Treatment Access

We all deserve better access to new treatment options. By working together, we become stronger and by speaking as a unified voice for the Canadian myeloma community, we are making a difference. With a number of game-changing therapies that have become available in recent years, patients are living longer however, provincial funding and timely access to new therapies remains a challenge for many patients with limited options. Myeloma Canada's role is to ensure the patient voice is heard. Sharing the patient perspective is key to influence recommendations and reimbursement decisions for myeloma treatments.
 
Help us get these treatments funded. Myeloma Canada will offer you the tools to write to your Local MPP/MLA and urge them to take action. Stay tuned for details!