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March is Myeloma Awareness Month

Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer. Yet the majority of patients have never heard of it until they are told they have the disease. To help raise awareness, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) in 2009 declared March “Myeloma Awareness Month.” Last year over 60 cities and four states did the same.   Increasing awareness of this devastating disease can lead to increased funding for research and ultimately save lives. Awareness can lead to patients asking whether their doctor has considered myeloma as a possible cause for their symptoms and can lead to earlier diagnosis.

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Boca Raton Patient & Family Seminar - Kick Off to MAM (February 28-Mar 1)

Two Regional Community Workshops
- Portland, Oregon (March 8)

 

Living Well with Myeloma Teleconference on Chemo Brain  (March 13)

 

 

SG Competition - Top 10 Support Groups with most media regarding myeloma from now through March 31 will be put into a drawing for a Gift Certificate from Panera for free bagels for their group meetings for a year (press releases and tips available by contacting Robin Tuohy:  rtuohy@myeloma.org)

Tell One Person Campaign - flyer

MAM pins/buttons

Name Badges for Support Groups

Medical Information Cards 

MAM logo for groups to use on their website, FaceBook, Twitter, etc

Advocacy - Proclamations from various cities, towns, states declaring March as Myeloma Awareness Month.  (Please contact Aimee Martin:  amartin@myeloma.org)

Social Media 

- The IMF will post facts, images, videos, and other messages of hope throughout myeloma awareness month on the IMF Facebook and Twitter pages.  If you use Facebook and/or Twitter, we encourage use of these platforms to help spread the word by sharing and retweeting.

- We encourage Facebook and Twitter users to change their profile photo in support of MAM with the MAM banner

 

Your donation today can make the difference for myeloma patients in your community and around the world.


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