Never Give Up!
Martine Elias, Executive Director
"One other person who has unknowingly shown me that never giving up is simply not an option, is our co-founder, Aldo Del Col. Many moons ago, he told me “there is always another solution”.

Aldo is now planning for his next treatment, his 7 th , with the same “ go get ‘er ” attitude as when I met him after his very first one in 2006." 
Research & Access
International Clinical Trials Day – May 20
International Clinical Trials Day, a Day to Celebrate the Impact of Clinical Trials on Shaping the Future of Medicine. Take a look at our materials and watch our new video " Keeping the Science Ahead of Me: Aldo's Story ".
New Approvals for Kyprolis and Darzalex!
Darzalex (daratumumab) 
We are happy to annouce Darzalex (daratumumab), in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone or with dexamethasone only, for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma is now covered in New Brunswick ( details).
According to the latest information from the government, Nova Scotia will also be reimbursing the cost of Darzalex. We hope to provide you with more details shortly.
Kyprolis (carfilzomib)
As of April 26, 2019, in New-Brunswick , Kyprolis (carfilzomib) has been approved in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of patients with relapsed multiple myeloma who have received one to three prior treatments.

Saskatchewan Expanded Coverage
for Volunteer Firefighters Now Includes Multiple Myeloma
The Government of Saskatchewan is extending presumptive coverage for workers’ compensation benefits to volunteer firefighters. All 6,500 volunteer firefighters in the province will have the same coverage as professional firefighters.
Announcing the Dr Andrew R Belch Myeloma Education and Enriched Training Grant (MEET)
The MEET grant has been created in recognition of the outstanding life-time achievements of
Dr Belch in the field of multiple myeloma as well as his lifelong mentoring of young researchers.

A total of 6 MEET grants of CDN $4,000 each will be awarded. The grants are to be used exclusively to cover conference registration fees, travel and lodging for either IMW 2019 OR ASH 2019.
2019 Multiple Myeloma March:
Are You Registered?
The Multiple Myeloma March is Myeloma Canada’s signature community fundraising event. Take part in
the 5km walk to raise funds for clinical research and
to support advocacy for accelerated access to new therapies for patients impacted by myeloma.
Sign up for one of the  28 communities across
 9 provinces participating!

* Date change in Newmarket, ON
The 2 nd Annual Myeloma Canada
Charity Golf Classic
Get ready for the 2nd Annual Myeloma Canada Charity Golf Classic!
Join us on Thursday, May 30, 2019 for a great day of golf, networking and camaraderie
at a beautiful private golf & country club near Montreal.
Only a few days left to register!
Choose from your package:
New Video Added to the InfoVideo Series
How do oncologists and hematologists learn about new research, new treatments and stay up-to-date?
Should I be my own advocate?
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Spotlight on... the Patient Advisory Council!
We’re thrilled to announce that 3 new members have joined our Patient Advisory Council (PAC): Deb McKnight and Glenn Hussey , both from the Ontario region, and Susan McLean , from the Western Canada region. Welcome! We're very much looking forward to their fresh ideas and perspectives. We thank all the wonderful people who expressed their interest in joining the PAC. 
Upcoming Events - Save the Date!
InfoSessions
Charlottetown, PE
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Meet & Greets
Hamilton, ON
Monday, May 27, 2019
Maple Ridge, BC
Saturday, June 8, 2019
6th Annual Lynn Rousseau
Memorial Golf Tournament
 
 When : Saturday, June 1, 2019
Where : Sutton Creek Golf Course - Essex, ON
Cost : $125.00

Click here for registration details or call 519 982-5705.
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