Make a big stomp September 22Friday, September 06, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
SAULT STE. MARIE
MULTIPLE MYELOMA MARCH
Sault hopes to make a big stomp
SAULT STE. MARIE - Local patients and residents of Sault Ste. Marie will be joining nine other cities across Canada to take part in Multiple Myeloma Marches during National Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
Myeloma patients and families in Sault Ste. Marie made quite the imprint last year, raising over $17,000 locally to go towards research and patient education.
With over 100 participants taking part in the Multiple Myeloma March last year we are excited to announce that our span in Sault Ste Marie is continuously growing.
Sault Ste Marie Multiple Myeloma March
September 22, 2013
Roberta Bondar Tent Pavilion
Registration beings at 9 a.m.
In Sault Ste. Marie, Jill Lang Ward as well as her “earth angels” will be leading the march.
Jill will be having surgery days leading up to the event however she is making every effort she can to join her team and fellow Myeloma Warriors at the event.
Jill is living proof that you should never, never give up.
Having been diagnosed over six years ago and being in remission for her second time only pushes her to work harder towards the goals of Myeloma Canada, for further research grants and patient awareness programs.
About Myeloma Canada
Myeloma Canada is the only national organization exclusively devoted to the Canadian myeloma community.
As a patient-driven, patient-focused organization, Myeloma Canada has been making myeloma matter since 2004, working with leading myeloma researchers and clinicians as well as other cancer organizations and local support groups across Canada.
“It’s essential for patients to know about treatment advances including drugs such as Revlimid and Velcade that are dramatically changing lives,” said Aldo Del Col, co-founder and executive director of Myeloma Canada.
Myeloma Canada is making myeloma matter for the over 7,000 Canadians affected by this incurable, yet increasingly treatable cancer by:
- Providing educational resources and support to patients, their families and caregivers
- Increasing awareness of the disease and its effects on the lives of patients and families
- Advancing research and promoting access to new drug trials in Canada
- Facilitating access to new therapies, treatment options and health care resources
About Multiple Myeloma
Multiple Myeloma is a rare cancer of the bone marrow affecting production of red cells, white cells and platelets, and can lead to anemia, infections, renal failure, bone damage and severe pain.
New drugs have been successful in extending the lives of patients, but the reality is that myeloma remains a fatal disease and more needs to be done to advance the search for a cure.
To register for this free event or to sponsor a participant you can do so online here
Further details about Myeloma Canada or the Multiple Myeloma March can be found at www.myelomamarch.ca or contact one of the Sault’s team members.