Posted by Erin Schwartz on August 17, 2011
In recognition of the genetic change of Chromosomes 9 and 22 which causes chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), many patient organizations within the CML community are organizing the proclamation of International CML Awareness Day on September 22.
The aim of proclaiming September 22nd as an annual International CML Awareness Day is to raise awareness about the importance of timely access to diagnosis, treatment and care for people living with CML.
We are asking all of you to join with us in this initiative. Patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, government and industry, as well as the wider community are asked to add their names to the declaration of 22 September (9/22) as International CML Awareness Day.
Sign the proclamation
To give even more power to this initiative, in addition to signing the proclamation, people affected by CML are invited to the disease a face by submitting a photo about CML. Organized by The CML Advocates Network, CML survivors across the world and their families are encouraged to submit photos. The photos will demonstrate different faces of CML: Men, women and children; old and young; people in different countries and from different cultures.
Submit your photo and see those entered by your friends
Please help us make this initiative strong by telling patients and advocates in your local group to submit their own photo from a CML program, from a CML survivor or from something that represents CML in your country. The many brilliant photos will be displayed on the CML Advocates Network website and can be used by CML patient organizations across the world to give CML the lively face that we all know and love!
Thanks to everyone who participates in making September 22nd a day to remember!!!