Spring Forward
Martine Elias, Executive Director
"Our mission, “ To improve the lives of Canadians impacted by myeloma through awareness, education, advocacy, support of clinical research and fostering an empowered myeloma community.” is the driving force behind everything we do.   Toward this end, and as you know, we run many fundraising initiatives throughout the year to help further myeloma research. This dedication to research is one of the key elements that differentiates us from other patient organizations here in Canada, and around the world. "
Research & Drug Access
Daratumumab (Darzalex) is Now Available in Four Provinces
Daratumumab is now funded in Alberta , Manitoba and British-Colombia, in addition to Quebec . To get all details about the eligibility criteria, click on the link below.
Myeloma Canada News
2019 Myeloma Canada National Conference for Patients & Caregivers
This two-day conference is an opportunity to get updates on the latest news in myeloma research, treatments and disease management.

This must-attend meeting will include practical breakout sessions , as well as informational presentations from leading myeloma experts and an opportunity to meet and exchange with other patients, caregivers and health care professionals.
Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2019
Radisson Admiral Hotel – Toronto Harbourfront
Toronto, Ontario
2018 Community Awards
Myeloma Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Community Awards recognizing our members across Canada. We applaud their passion in raising awareness about multiple myeloma in the community and thank them for supporting our cause. 

Find out more about the individuals who have made significant contributions to the myeloma community in 2018.
NEW InfoVideo Series
You asked for it and we delivered! Myeloma Canada is pleased to launch a NEW InfoVideo Series answering your most frequently asked questions. Videos will be release monthly on social media and our website, anwering your questions.

Two videos have already been released online! Watch them on our YouTube Channel. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be amongst the first to see our videos !
You have questions to ask? Feel free to send us your questions via email at contact@myeloma.ca . Don't forget to write " InfoVideo question" in your subject line!
Multiple Myeloma March - We're Looking for Leaders and Volunteers !
The Multiple Myeloma March is the only large-scale annual fundraiser that exclusively supports the Canadian myeloma community. This September, communities across the country will rally for a 5km walk to increase awareness and raise funds for clinical research and accelerated access to new, game-changing therapies, for Canadians.

Myeloma Canada is seeking volunteers to help lead and coordinate the Multiple Myeloma Marches in Thunder Bay (ON), Kingston (ON), Regina (SK), Grande Prairie (SK), and Magog (QC). Myeloma Canada assists leaders in the planning of the event, and offers a multitude of support tools to help the leaders and volunteers with the coordination.
If you are interested in getting involved or would like more information, or if you would like to start a new March in your community , please contact Michelle Oana, Associate Director of Development and Community Relations, at moana@myeloma.ca .
Myeloma Canada Welcomes Marcie Baron to the Team!
We are pleased to announce that as of February 5, 2019, Myeloma Canada has added a new member to its team; Marcie Baron, Manager, Communications & Marketing. With over 20 years of marketing and communications experience, Marcie will contribute to our collective goal of improving education, advocacy, research, awareness and community empowerement for multiple myeloma, nationwide. Having lost both parents to cancer, Marcie understands the ways in which a cancer diagnosis affects the patient, their caregivers and support network. Her years of volunteering for philanthropic organizations, combined with her background and passions, makes this the perfect role for her. We welcome her to the team! She can be reached at mbaron@myeloma.ca .
Spotlight on Raoul Breault: Offering Hope
“Dr Samad acknowledges that at the time of Raoul's diagnosis the expected survival was about two years, however the treatments have come a long way since, placing average survival rates at about 5.5 years. Raoul has beaten the odds nearly five times over.”
Raoul is sharing his story 26 years later.
Thank you to  Horizon Health  for this amazing article.
Upcoming Events
InfoSessions
St-Jérôme InfoSession (French)
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Best Western Hotel  Saint-Jérôme (QC)
Regina InfoSession
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Delta Hotels Regina (SK)
Save the Date!
Lanaudière InfoSession (QC)
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Charlottetown InfoSession (PE)
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Yellowknife InfoSession (NT)
Friday, May 10, 2019
Sydney InfoSession (NS)
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Summerlea Golf & Country Club
Vaudreuil-Dorion (QC)

**DATE CHANGE**
Educational Webinars Series
Latest myeloma research updates from the ASH* 2018 meeting

Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:00 pm ET

Join us online from the comfort of your own home! All you need is a computer, tablet or smart phone and an internet connection.
*American Society of Hematology

The ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition is the world's most comprehensive hematology event of the year. The event provides an invaluable educational experience and the opportunity to review thousands of scientific abstracts highlighting updates in the hottest topics in hematology.
Presented by Dr Elie Kassouf
Hematologist and Medical Oncologist
Centre hospitalier régional de Lanaudière
Université de Montréal
Montreal, Quebec
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