Advocates Committed To Inspiring Others Nationwide

For years, the IMF has been working with advocates from across the country on state and federal legislation.  The Myeloma ACTION team unites all of our advocates to build a community that will foster education, action and empowerment. This team works together to strengthen the support for our federal legislation on oral chemotherapy parity, build strong grassroots networks in every state, and raise awareness of myeloma across the country.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ? Margaret Mead

At the IMF, we know that to make a difference we must all come together and do what we can.  With enough voices, we can improve the quality of life for myeloma patients by advocating for more research funding, insisting on quality health care, and educating the communities around us on this deadly disease. The Action Team collects postcards in support of oral chemotherapy parity legislation, organizes in-district meetings with federal and state legislators, and raises the visibility of multiple myeloma around the country.

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” ? Edward Everett Hale

This team is for anyone committed to making a difference for all cancer patients. No matter your limitations, we will provide opportunities for everyone to make their voice heard.  Our advocates are the backbone of the Advocacy Program at the IMF, so we thank you sincerely for all you have done and will do to make the world a better place for myeloma patients and their families.

To join the ACTION team or participate in one of our programs click on the link and complete the contact form. 

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3 thoughts on “Advocates Committed To Inspiring Others Nationwide

  1. The IMF has been a key agent in bringing myeloma patients together to address our legislators on important issues. This includes issues such as parity in the out-of-pocket cost to patients of oral, intravenous and subcutaneous cancer drug treatments. They have made it easy to contact legislators in support of these issues, and to share ideas with other patients and caregivers nationwide. Their leadership via this ACTION Team will be extremely important as we go forward through the coming months and years with the many looming changes in our healthcare and health insurance systems.

  2. I joined the team a couple of months ago. I was impressed with Aimee’s dedication and organizational skills. I work in a doctors office so I have able to collect signatures. Once I explain that the bill is for all cancer patients and the reason we need to have the bill pass, they are glad to sign them. I also take them to any social function that I go to. I cant wait for Gov. Scott sign Florida’s bill.

  3. Multiple Myeloma advocacy work has provided me with the opportunity to share my disease experiences with national, state and local leaders to gain their support of legislative drug parity actions that will better the lives of all cancer patients. These activities are more than just ‘paying it forward’ they are activities that directly affect the quality of life of cancer patients. The IMF provides inspiration and up-to-date information that is easy to share during the advocacy visits. Thanks for the Foundations constant support of Multiple Myeloma patients, their commitment to finding a cure, and the opportunity to speak publically for others.

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