This September, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) asks you to take part in a social media campaign to raise awareness about blood cancers, specifically multiple myeloma, and focus on the racial disparities in myeloma care.
- Download a graphic from this page by right-clicking on that graphic.
- Then select ‘Save As’ to save the graphic to your device.
- Select the graphic from your device.
- Upload that graphic to social media — either Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter — and use the hashtag #Bloodcancer
- Give yourself a high-five! Thanks for helping increase myeloma awareness.
The IMF and Blood Cancer Awareness Month
With your help, the IMF’s Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) campaign strives to reach outside of the myeloma community to educate those who are unaware of or unfamiliar with the disease. The timing of BCAM coincides with the IMF’s upcoming 30-year anniversary.
What makes this so special is that the IMF is the first and largest organization serving the specific needs of the myeloma community. The organization’s reach extends to more than 525,000 members in 140 countries worldwide.
Even though it is the second most common blood cancer, many people still have never heard of the disease, or confuse it with the skin cancer melanoma.
About Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells. Plasma cells make antibodies against infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria. A cancerous or malignant plasma cell is called a myeloma cell. Myeloma is called “multiple” because there are frequently multiple patches or areas in the bone marrow where it grows.
About Racial Disparities in Myeloma Care
In 2019, the IMF launched its Diversity Initiative. Learn more at diversity.myeloma.org.
Join the International Myeloma Foundation this September to educate the public about the complexity of multiple myeloma and the hope that achieving a cure is on the horizon.