Update on the COVID-19 pandemic

Information regarding COVID-19 is in constant change, as is the situation regarding vaccination and prioritization for immune-compromised individuals.

If you have any COVID-19-related questions, we’ve created a specific COVID section on our website that can be accessed by clicking here or by selecting the “News & Events” tab from our homepage. In this section, you’ll find the latest news and information about the pandemic in Canada from trustworthy and reliable sources.

Any specific questions that you may have regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, delays between vaccine dosing, and prioritization within your province are best answered by your healthcare team. They’re the ones who know you and your particular situation and are therefore in a position to best address your unique concerns.

Created by, and entirely focused on, Canadians impacted by myeloma, Myeloma Canada is the only national charitable organization committed to providing you with the most up-to-date and reliable information on myeloma. Some of the ways we do this is through our monthly e-newsletter, “Myeloma Matters”, as well as through our social media platforms.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at contact@myeloma.ca or toll-free at 1-888-798-5771 with any questions regarding our programs and services.

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Grow the conversation

YOU have the POWER to GROW the CONVERSATION and OUT MYELOMA. It’s time to get your social network talking about myeloma and it’s easier than you think!

Simply download/save the campaign images below and post them to your social media handles.

To save/download the images:

  • On a computer - drag the image onto your desktop, or right click on the image and save it to your desktop.
  • On a tablet or phone - tap and hold the image and click ‘save’ to your photos.

Create your post by following the 4 steps below:

1. Choose a statement:

  • Every day, 9 Canadians are diagnosed with myeloma.
  • There are more Canadians living with myeloma than ever before, and the number is on the rise.
  • Even though myeloma is the 2nd most common form of incurable blood cancer, it still remains relatively unknown.
  • Although myeloma is treatable, it still remains incurable.
  • With exceptional advancements in treatments over the last 15 years and new therapies on the horizon, the average life expectancy is continuing to increase.

2. Next, fill in the blank and add that to your statement:

I have the power to_________________

  • volunteer my time and help others facing similar challenges with myeloma.
  • be an advocate for myeloma and speak up to help improve the lives of other Canadians impacted by it.
  • make a charitable donation to Myeloma Canada that will help improve lives and move the needle forward towards finding a cure.
  • increase awareness for myeloma and its symptoms to help Canadians recognize the signs and get diagnosed sooner.
  • fundraise for Myeloma Canada and help play a crucial role in advancing essential research and patient programs.

3. Give your network the power too. Include a call to action:

  • How about you?
  • Will you help me?
  • Will you join me?
  • Help change the conversation and spread the word.
  • Can I count on you?

4. End with hashtags just like we’ve written them:

#YouHaveThePower #MyelomaAwareness #MyelomaCanada


Here are a few examples of a post:

  • Every day, 9 Canadians are diagnosed with myeloma. I have the power to be an advocate for myeloma and speak up to help improve the lives of other Canadians impacted by it. Will you help me? #YouHaveThePower #MyelomaAwareness #MyelomaCanada
     
  • Although myeloma is treatable, it still remains incurable. I have the power to make a charitable donation to Myeloma Canada that will help improve lives and move the needle forward towards finding a cure. How about you? #YouHaveThePower #MyelomaAwareness #MyelomaCanada

Questions? Please contact Patricia Celestin, Myeloma Canada’s Development and Operations Support Coordinator, at pcelestin@myeloma.ca.

Together let’s do all we can to grow the conversation and out myeloma!