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The MPN heroes recognition program

The MPN Heroes Recognition Program honors the people and organizations that have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of people with MPNs. The program focuses on the 3 "classical" MPNs—or what are known as Philadelphia chromosome–negative MPNs.

Created in the spirit of fostering community, the program recognizes patients, doctors, caregivers, advocates, and organizations that contribute to bringing understanding, compassion, and strength to the MPN community.

Incyte Corporation and CURE magazine sponsor the MPN Heroes Program. Our goal is to create as many opportunities as possible for people with MPNs to be heard and to be supported, so more solutions and treatment options will emerge.

In appreciation

Thank you to all who participated in the 2014 MPN Heroes recognition program by nominating someone who has made a difference in MPN care. Your hero may be any of the following:

  • Patient whose strength has inspired you
  • Caregiver who has consistently offered you support and reassurance
  • Doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider who has listened to you and treated you with compassion
  • Organization or institution dedicated to improving MPN care and support

MPN Heroes celebrate in San Francisco

The 2014 MPN Heroes were recognized at the MPN Heroes Celebration Event, hosted by CURE Media Group. The event took place in San Francisco on
December 5, 2014.

United in awareness through the MPN Community

In addition to honoring the 2014 MPN Heroes, the celebration brought together advocacy support from across the MPN community. The event included representatives of CancerCare, Cancer Support Community, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the National Organization for Rare Disorders.


MPN Heroes is a program sponsored by Incyte Corporation and CURE magazine.

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MPN Heroes Recognition Program 2015 Rules

The MPN Heroes program recognizes dedication to individuals and the MPN community. Individuals or organizations can be nominated in 1 of 2 categories. Recipients will be selected by the steering committee's review of nominations for recognition. In Category A, up to 4 recognition plaques will be given to chosen recipients, and in Category B, up to 4 monetary donations to non-profit organizations and societies will be given as designated by the 4 recipients recognized in this category.

Criteria for nominations in either category are as follows:

  • Choose only 1 category for the nominee to be considered
  • Clearly define the MPN (MF, PV, or ET) patient need being addressed
  • A completed nomination form must be submitted by September 10, 2015
  • The achievements of the organization or individual must be relevant (ie, should have taken place within the last 12 to 24 months)
  • Organizations may submit an entry for their own program, but it must be for 1 specific activity or program and only 1 entry per year, and we strongly encourage independent confirmation
  • Institutions, organizations, or individuals can be nominated by themselves or by others, but they must be aware of the nomination, and the nomination must be approved by, and compliant with, any institutional rules and guidelines

Criteria: Category A: Commitment to the individual. Recognizing individuals who provide or demonstrate care, guidance, education, or support above and beyond the standard of care for one or more patients with MPNs. Types of work honored include demonstration of individual dedication by a nurse, doctor, or caregiver whose contributions to an individual with an MPN had an evident impact.

Criteria: Category B: Commitment to the broader MPN community. Recognizing leadership in developing services or programs addressing the needs of patients with MPNs, families, friends, caregivers, and medical professionals through advancing the science and medical understanding of MPNs, education, awareness, or approaches to care.

Types of work honored could include advocating for better care, outreach to underserved populations, activities at the grassroots level, promoting the patient's voice, providing MPN community leadership, creating awareness programs, innovative education materials, programs or events, disease management initiatives, research and science-based programs, media outreach, or campaigns.


  • Employees of Incyte, MK&A, and other vendors and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible for recognition
  • Nominated individuals, institutions, or organizations and the programs or activities nominated must originate and be executed in one or more of the 50 states of the U.S., the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico
  • Nominated programs must be independent of purchase, use, and prescribing for
    any Incyte product
  • Programs or activities that Incyte provided grants or other funding for directly
  • Political lobbying activities
  • Medical research or publications that have been funded or directed by Incyte Corporation
  • Any nominee whose organization or institution does not allow recognition in the manner set forth in this program
  • Nominated individuals or organizations must serve or be involved with the myelofibrosis (MF), polycythemia vera (PV), or essential thrombocythemia (ET) communities
  • Judges' panel reserves the right to exclude nominations of individuals for any perceived conflict of interest
  • Individuals can be recognized posthumously

There are 3 easy ways to nominate your MPN Hero:

Nominate your hero online

Nominate your MPN hero

Submit your nomination by mail

Download a printable nomination form (PDF)

Call us at 1-844-MPN-HERO (1-844-676-4376) and we’ll take your nomination over the phone.

Meet Your 2014 MPN Heroes

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Thank you to all who participated in the 2014 MPN Heroes Recognition program by nominating someone who has made a difference in MPN care.

Meet your MPN Heroes and learn about their contributions to elevating MPN care.