MYELOMA CANADA NEWS
January 2017
MYELOMA CANADA'S PATIENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (PAC)  
2016 YEAR IN REVIEW AND LEADERSHIP CHANGES 
David McMullen, 2016 PAC Chair
Ontario Representative 
Early in 2015, the Myeloma Canada Board of Directors approved the creation of the Patient Advisory Council (PAC) The primary purpose of the PAC is to function as an advisory to the Board of Directors on matters important to patients, caregivers and support groups, providing the patient perspective on national and regional issues to the Board.

Find out what happened in 2016 as well as the new leadership changes and a call for interest for new members by clicking here. 
 
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MYELOMA CANADA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT AS OF JANUARY 24, 2017, HEALTH CANADA HAS APPROVED REVLIMID® PLUS DEXAMETHASONE AS A FIRST-LINE TREATMENT FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE MYELOMA, NOT ELIGIBLE FOR TRANSLPLANT.

REGISTER NOW FOR MYELOMA CANADA'S INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR 

The Best of ASH 2016:
What Patients and Caregivers
Need to Know
Featuring Dr Arleigh McCurdy 

Join us online from the comfort of your own home! All you need is a computer, tablet or smart phone and an internet connection, and you're all set!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
 
7:00 PM EST


MYELOMA CANADA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE REVLIMID® AS FIRST-LINE TREATMENT FOR NON-TRANSPLANT ELIGIBLE MYELOMA PATIENTS NOW FUNDED IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND NEW BRUNSWICK
VOLUNTEER WITH THE 2017 MULTIPLE MYELOMA MARCH AND HELP US GAIN ACCESS TO GAME-CHANGING THERAPIES FOR CANADIANS 
DID YOU KNOW?

In 2016, Health Canada approved four new drugs for the treatment of myeloma, more than have been approved over the past ten years. Health Canada approval, however, is only the first step in the long process of securing provincial funding for public drug programs.

The Multiple Myeloma March helps to increase awareness and raise funds to drive clinical research and support advocacy, for accelerated access to game-changing therapies for Canadian patients.
 
2016 Halifax Multiple Myeloma March

WE'RE RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS! 
  • Launch a new Multiple Myeloma March in your community.
We're expanding the March into new communities! Contact us if you are interested in launching a March in your area.
  • Volunteer with an established Multiple Myeloma March
    • Kelowna, BC
    • Enderby, BC
    • Prince George, BC NEW!
    • Calgary, AB
    • Melville, SK
    • Winnipeg, MB
    • Sault Ste Marie, ON
    • Windsor/Essex County, ON
    • Ottawa-Gatineau, ON
    • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON NEW!
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Montreal, QC
    • Quebec City, QC
    • Halifax, NS
If you, or someone you know, would like to volunteer with an existing March or would like to launch a Multiple Myeloma March in your community, please contact :

Michelle Oana
Associate Director of Development and Communications
moana@myeloma.ca
T: 514.755.7244
DONATE A CAR TO
MYELOMA CANADA, IT WON'T COST YOU A PENNY!

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Myeloma Canada. They provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to Myeloma Canada through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after everything to make your donation easy for you to support Myeloma Canada. After your vehicle donation is complete, Myeloma Canada will send you a tax receipt within 45 days. For more information on how to donate your vehicle, visit: www.donatecar.ca     

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