JOIN THE MYELOMA CANADA COMMUNITY
Living with myeloma shouldn’t be lonely. The Myeloma Canada community is dedicated to ensuring people living with myeloma have the support that they need, every step of the way, throughout their journey.
IT’S TIME TO GET THE APPROVED MYELOMA DRUGS FUNDED NOW!
PATIENTS CAN NO LONGER WAIT.
Cancer doesn’t work around our schedules so myeloma patients shouldn’t have to work around government’s.
Multiple myeloma is a complex disease and is characterized by cycles of disease control and relapse and in most cases, treatment will eventually lose its effect. We are fortunate that several life-changing treatments have been approved by Health Canada in recent years, but even the best treatments are immaterial if patients cannot access them. That is why, now more than ever, we need to work together to make our voices heard in order to gain access to the new drugs that have proven to make a difference in managing this disease. Thousands of patients depend on it.
Medication approval does nothing for patients if they cannot access life-changing treatment. Things need to change and that starts with you.
For governments to see us as a priority, we need to be vocal. Help us get these treatments funded. Write your Local MPP/MLA/MNA and urge them to take action today!
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO TAKE ACTION?
- When someone’s life is impacted by myeloma, it affects the entire family and their loved ones. Speak up for your mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, and friends.
- All Canadians deserve healthcare to be a priority.
- Governments react to voters. They need to hear myeloma patients can lead full, productive lives when healthcare and access to drug therapies is a priority.
- We need to work together to effect change!
DRIVE ADVOCACY FOR TREATMENT ACCESS
with the Myeloma Advocacy Program (MAP)
As patients and supporters of loved ones, you have a valuable role to play to ensure treatments are accessible. By sending an email to your MPP/MLA/MNA, your voice will not go unheard and could make the difference for thousands living with multiple myeloma. Please take a moment to fill out the form to begin the short process of emailing your local representative. You will have the option to send as is or to edit as you see fit. It’s that easy. The government decision makers on the receiving end will get to hear first-hand what a difference access to these therapies will make.
Help us get these treatments funded. Take a moment to contact Local MPP/MLA/MNA and urge them to take action today.
We encourage you to personalize your letter by adding a specific call to action. Here are a few ways to increase the impact of your letter:
- Ask for a face-to-face meeting at their constituency office (that’s what they are there for)
- Ask for a phone call meeting
- Invite them to join you at a support group meeting
- Invite them to a public event
At this time, there are no active campaigns. Please stay tuned for upcoming advocacy programs.
MYELOMA CANADA IS ACCELERATING ACCESS TO BETTER CARE
As a patient-driven, patient-focused grassroots organization, the team at Myeloma Canada would like to extend our sincere gratitude for your dedication and support towards our cause. Over the years, Myeloma Canada has been committed to improving the lives of Canadians impacted by myeloma. We are extremely proud of the significant milestones achieved, and it’s all thanks to you.