Throughout the year, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada has opportunities for Canadians affected by blood cancer – including patients, caregivers and survivors - to share their experience to help raise awareness about their needs, challenges and overall experience. Ambassadors provide invaluable input and help us develop and fulfill our priorities.
On an on-demand basis, the blood cancer ambassadors will work with us to:
- Raise awareness about the needs of the blood cancer community
- Make Canadians affected by a blood cancer feel less alone
- Ensure that the needs and preferences of the blood cancer community are communicated to regulators, payors and other stakeholders
- Inform decision makers of inequities experienced by those in the blood cancer community
- Ensure all Canadians have equal access to treatments and support regardless of where they live
- Help clinicians deliver the best possible care for their patients
In 2023, we will be expanding the ambassador program and will be recruiting more women affected by a blood cancer and those experiencing an acute leukemia, an MPN, MDS and caregivers.
Are you interested in becoming a blood cancer ambassador? If you are no longer receiving treatment for at least a year or are stable (1yr +) and would like to share your blood cancer experience, contact Christina Sit to learn more about the program.