HALTON-PEEL AND AREA MYELOMASUPPORT GROUP
Living Longer. Living Better!
Steve Homewood (Far Left), and Kirk Boyd (2nd from right) from the Halton-Peel & AREA myeloma support group, along with Dan Childerhose, Robin Sully, bob mccaw, and francine Ducas, had the opportunity to share their myeloma stories with premier Kathleen Wynne.
The Executive Director of Myeloma Canada, Francine Gendron, along with fifteen representatives from the six myeloma support groups in Ontario, as well as other patients, participated in Myeloma Awareness Day at Queen's Park on November 5th, 2014.
Throughout the day members of the group met with various MPP's, Cabinet Ministers, and senior government officials. Norma Lindner, Chair of the Halton-Peel & Area Myeloma Support Group, along with Kirk Boyd and Marsha McWhinney met with the Hon. Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP for Halton who also serves as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
Ms. Naidoo-Harris thanked support group members for their tireless and heartfelt efforts to bring this little known disease to the attention of representatives of the Ontario government.
The group was also seeking support from elected officials to urge the government to advocate for a national rare disease drug strategy that includes funding for drugs for rare diseases, such as myeloma.