A decade ago, my husband Paul and I started the HealthTreee Foundation for Multiple Myeloma (formerly Myeloma Crowd). This year we are so excited to celebrate our 10-Year Anniversary! Back in 2012, I could have never dreamed it would become what it is today.
I started the Foundation because as a myeloma patient myself, I wasn't seeing the support services I wanted and very much needed. I also couldn't find tools that could enable patients to actively contribute to academic research to move us faster towards a cure. Ten years later, we have amazing programs and although we are closer, I still can't wait for a cure!
It began with the first program - Myeloma Crowd Radio. From those humble beginnings, we have growing into an incredible organization that supports you in so many ways. HealthTree grew organically, adding new programs or initiatives each year.
If you've benefitted from our programs, please support us by donating today so we can achieve our goal to raise $500,000 between today and the end of the year.
about the author
Myeloma survivor, patient advocate, wife, mom of 6. Believer that patients can help accelerate a cure by weighing in and participating in clinical research. Founder of Myeloma Crowd by HealthTree and the HealthTree Foundation.