You have the POWER
YOU have the POWER to GROW the CONVERSATION.
Thousands of Canadians living with myeloma are depending on it.
While March is officially Myeloma Awareness Month, to us, the need to grow the conversation and bring awareness to myeloma is every day and every month. More than ever, we need to use our power and voice to grow the conversation around this 2nd most common form of blood cancer that sadly still remains relatively unknown.
You have the power to get the word out so that more people learn about myeloma, its signs and symptoms, and so that more people are diagnosed faster, for better outcomes. We need to keep the conversation going so that the thousands of Canadians impacted by this still incurable disease know they’re not alone, and know where to turn for the resources they need to better understand and manage every phase of their journey.
Every person has the individual power to make a difference, to grow the conversation, to help improve lives, and to keep the needle moving forward so that a cure may be found.
YOU have the POWER. Here’s how:
1. On social media:
Create social media posts that talk about myeloma, how you’re growing the conversation, and ask others to join in.
Click here for ideas and artwork you can use and share
2. In other ways:
If social media isn’t your thing, there are a lot of other ways you can use your power:
- Share your story with acquaintances or those in your distant circle who may not already know it and encourage them to do the same in theirs.
- Reach out to your local newspaper or radio show and offer up an interview on myeloma and its impact on your life.
- Discuss the effects of myeloma on your life with friends and loved ones who don’t know much about the subject.
- Explain what myeloma is to a to those who may not be aware.
- Give a (online/zoom) talk at your community centre, your book club, yoga, running, or knitting group (or any group you belong to!).
- Learn about new available treatments or clinical trials and discuss your options with your support system and healthcare team;
- Review your treatment goals with your friends and loved ones.
- Get involved in a support group if you aren’t, or help create one in your area if there isn’t one already.
- Create a fundraiser to raise awareness and money for myeloma.
- Wear your myeloma logo socks to get the conversation going.
- Share articles with your friends and family and ask them to do the same.
3. Get involved:
For the 9 new Canadians diagnosed with myeloma every day, and the entire Canadian myeloma community, ‘like’, promote and share this campaign on your social media news feeds, outlets, and blogs… anywhere and everywhere you can. The more noise we make, the more we continue to make myeloma matter.
YOU have the POWER to help thousands.