The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) – improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure – applauds leadership and members of the Wisconsin state Senate, for passage of SB 300 (Alberta Darling- R) today, by a vote of 30-2!
“After years of battling misinformation from Wisconsin insurers, cancer patients are finally one step closer to affordable access to life saving, cutting edge oral anticancer medications,” said Meghan Buzby, US Director of Advocacy for the IMF. “We’re also grateful to our Senate bill champion, Senator Alberta Darling, for her long standing fight to get us where we are today.”
The bill now moves to the state Assembly, where we urge Representatives follow the Senate’s lead and hold a vote before the close of the 2014 Wisconsin legislative session, later this week. Governor Scott Walker has indicated that he will sign the bill if it comes to his desk.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL MYELOMA FOUNDATION
Celebrating its 23rd anniversary, the International Myeloma Foundation reaches more than 350,000 members in 120 countries worldwide. A 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients and their families, the IMF focuses on four key areas: research, education, support, and advocacy. To date, the IMF has conducted more than 250 educational seminars worldwide, maintains a world-renowned hotline, and established the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG), a collaborative research initiative focused on improving myeloma treatment options for patients. The IMF can be reached at (800) 452-CURE (2873). The global website is www.myeloma.org. Follow the IMF on Twitter at @IMFmyeloma.
National State Affairs Consultant