HealthTree Moves for African American Myeloma Awareness
Sign up to join us Virtually on Aug 13, 2022, to bring awareness to African American Multiple Myeloma. Our goal is to raise awareness, build community, and provide support for African Americans with Multiple Myeloma. Each participant will receive 30 days of exercise training on our HealthTree Moves App, and a T-Shirt for the day of the event.
"Doctor, could this be multiple myeloma?"
This is a question that African Americans aren't asking because most have no knowledge that such a disease even exists! Awareness of multiple myeloma is extremely low in the Black community even though they are 2-3 times more likely to be diagnosed with this blood cancer. Additionally, African Americans generally present with multiple myeloma 4 years younger than their Caucasian counterparts.
Our 1st Annual virtual 5K hopes to put a spotlight on this disease in an effort to spread awareness and education in our African American communities. Black myeloma patients typically have lower risk myeloma at diagnosis and can have better outcomes than Caucasians IF treated equally. This equal treatment also extends to overcoming disparities and inequities in healthcare-related to misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis for Black patients. Having awareness and education about the disease can go a long way in becoming one's own best advocate when dealing with such disparities.
Join us in spreading the word about myeloma. This is another disease that African Americans are disproportionately affected by and we MUST collectively ensure that this population obtains their best possible outcomes with multiple myeloma. HealthTree Foundation for Black Myeloma Health is committed to doing our part.
Please join us for #BlackMyelomaHealth #MyBrothersKeeper
Linnley joined the Myeloma Crowd in January 2020 to share her passion for health. Her husband is a Childhood Cancer Survivor as well as a Cancer Biologist. Finding a cure, better treatments, and balancing life through treatment is a huge passion of their family. She's a mom of an energetic 6-year old, marathon runner, and Ironman finisher- fitness has been a huge part of her life and she loves to share it with others.
Thank you for your interest in the event. If you have any questions, we would love to help!
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