It is International Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) Awareness Day on September 22 and patient organisations across the world will unite to raise awareness of the needs of patients living with CML. 9/22 represents the genetic change of Chromosomes 9 and 22 that causes CML.

Last year patient organisations across the world collaborated on September 22 to raise awareness of the needs of patients living with CML. Patients provided more than 150 photos of CML patients and CML initiatives and more than 2200 individuals signed the proclamation to declare International CML Awareness Day.

The CML Advocates Network has set up a committee, headed by LMC France, to support the activities this year. So far there are activities in Ukraine (OSANNA) , Slovenian L&L Association, Morocco (AMAL), Germany (Leukämie-Online) , The Israeli CML patient association, the Croatian Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and The Max Foundation. You can find full details here:

What can you do:

  • Download posters that show “Faces of CML”, taken of more than 150 submissions from patients from all continents in 2011 HERE. At this link you can also find logos and templates that allow you to spread the word about CML Awareness Day.
  • Sign the proclamation of International CML Awareness Day. Last year, more than 2200 individuals, including patients and health professionals, signed the proclamation. By doing so, it helps us to demonstrate broad support for the day. Sign up at:

Please join us.