Although African Americans are twice as likely to receive a myeloma diagnosis, most have never heard of the disease. As we celebrate Myeloma Awareness Month, we welcome Matt Murtha with Janssen to discuss the That’s My Word Campaign to spread awareness about myeloma in the Black community. Marsha Calloway-Campbell will provide an update on the Black Myeloma Health Initiative and discuss ways that you can get involved to help spread the word.
Valarie introduces the agenda of the event and featured speakers Matt Murtha and Marsha Calloway-Campbell.
Matt Murtha with Janssen to discuss the That’s My Word Campaign to spread awareness about myeloma in the Black community.
Marsha talks about the Black Myeloma Health Initiative and discusses ways that you can get involved to help spread the word.
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“I became a Myeloma Coach after meeting many patients who did not have a peer mentor to ask questions and find relevant information about myeloma.”
Marsha's dedication to bringing awareness and education to our communities is personal. She is a caregiver to her husband who has multiple myeloma and has witnessed the blessing of a supportive village as her family continues to navigate this journey. She's led to give back and to do all that she can to help other families obtain the knowledge that will empower and enlighten them regarding myeloma. Prayerfully, this knowledge will lead to the best possible care which, in turn, will facilitate the best possible outcomes. Although a lawyer and consultant, Marsha finds time to work with the myeloma community all while enjoying time with her husband, 3 adult daughters and young grandson.
Matt Murtha is a Product Director of Multiple Myeloma Patient Experience Marketing at Janssen. He is passionate about bringing life to patient stories and helping to spread awareness of MM. He is currently working to help address Health Equity in MM through the “That’s My Word” campaign. That’s My Word is a movement bringing together the Black patient community, care leaders, HCPs, and advocacy organizations to collect 100,000 Promises to create better health outcomes for those at risk of MM. To learn more and make a promise visit www.thatsmywordmm.com or follow the movement on Facebook+Instagram @thatsmywordmm
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