Dear community...
Martine Elias, Executive Director
«It’s a new era for all of us involved in myeloma, one that we feel encouraged and energized by. This evolution is manifesting itself within our organization as well. We’re kicking off our important birthday year with new vigour, new programs and initiatives. Our MYELOMA S*CKS awareness campaign is definitely a bold departure from where we’ve been before and we can’t wait to see the results.  At this junction, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Aldo Del Col, our late co-founder, visionary, colleague and friend. Before his passing in August, Aldo saw our new direction, and felt hopeful that the campaign would help elevate awareness for our cause. » 
Research & Access
What's new at Myeloma Canada
MYELOMA S*CKS - New awareness campaign
We’re thrilled to unveil MYELOMA S*CKS , our new awareness and giving campaign for 2020 . As Martine mentioned in last week’s 15 th birthday message , this milestone birthday year for Myeloma Canada will be one where we push the envelope and go bolder than ever before!

Below is a sneak peak at the first two awareness messages that we'll be running, with more to follow later in the year. 

Read all about the MYELOMA S*CKS campaign and where it will be running: click here .
Message 1 - January
Message 2 - February
New InfoVideo is now online
Click on the thumbnail below to view this month’s InfoVideo.
InfoVideo Series #13:
Are plasma cells and chromosomal abnormalities detectable only in the bone marrow or are they detectable in the blood as well?

Find out the answer from Dr Gwynivere Davies, Canadian hematologist, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
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Get involved in the Canadian myeloma community... a win-win situation! 
Would you like to take part in Myeloma Canada’s activities? Engage with others in your area whose lives have also been impacted by myeloma? Advocate for patient rights? Organize meetings for people living with myeloma and their caregivers? Create or participate in exciting fundraising activities?
There are so many ways Myeloma Canada can help you connect and get involved with your local myeloma community!
Myeloma Canada welcomes Muriel Ingrassia to the team
On January 7, 2020, Muriel Ingrassia, CPA, CMA, officially joined the Myeloma Canada team as Manager of Operations. She is responsible for the sound financial management, accounting, governance and administration of the organization. With more than twenty years of experience in various fields such as information technology, arts and culture - of which ten years were spent working for a not-for-profit organization - Muriel has developed a strong expertise in accounting. We're looking forward to benefitting from Muriel's contribution and impressive experience.

Please join us in welcoming Muriel to the team! You can reach her at .
Congratulations to Jessy Ranger, recently appointed Manager, Public Affairs and Communications (Francophone Community)
We're pleased to announce that Jessy Ranger has been promoted to Manager, Public Affairs and Communications (Francophone Community), effective January 1, 2020. Jessy joined Myeloma Canada on March 19, 2018 with more than 10 years of experience in corporate and community communications for not-for-profit organizations and within Quebec’s healthcare system. Before her promotion, Jessy held the position of Communications Coordinator.
Responsible for French communications and digital platforms since she started with us, Jessy has shown great passion in the implementation of awareness, education, and patient rights advocacy projects. Her skills as a communicator, her understanding of the challenges related to drug access and her commitment to our community have earned her a key position within our organization. Jessy's work in community and government relations helped her enlist the participation of stakeholders from all sectors in promoting the interest of patients and move forward important issues. It was natural to provide her a title that better reflects her responsibilities within our team.
Join us in congratulating Jessy on her new position. Her contribution within our organization is undeniable and we know that she will help us pursue our mission of promoting community engagement through various awareness, education and advocacy initiatives, while supporting the clinical research that will lead to a cure. You can reach Jessy at
Spotlight on David McMullen 
Patient, strong advocate, volunteer, and Support Group leader 
"On an individual basis, I hope that providing support and sharing my experiences with patients and caregivers helps them. At the same time, just being someone who listens is important. Patients and caregivers want to speak with other patients. I share the experiences in my journey with many individuals. I offer questions that they may choose to ask their doctors."
Upcoming events
For patients, caregivers, family members and healthcare professionals.
Red Deer, AB
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Trois-Rivières, QC (in French)
Saturday, March 14, 2020
More details to come!
Cornwall, ON
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
More details to come!
Presented by Dr Sita Bhella
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
7 - 8 PM ET
Latest Myeloma Research Updates from the ASH* 2019 Meeting
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  
Meet & Greets - New Support Groups !
Sudbury, ON
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Lethbridge, AB
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Grande Prairie, AB
Saturday, February 29, 2020
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