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