World CML Day 2018

Oct 10, 2018

“Today, Together.  Improving access.”

“We see people dying of CML even though it’s a well-understood, biologically well-understood, a well-treatable disease with five different therapies on the market.  But if you can’t access testing, if you can’t access the drugs, people are still dying from the disease. And so access is a big issue.  It’s probably the biggest barrier that we have.”

– Jan Geissler. Co-founder of the CML Advocates Network –


Every year in 22nd September the CML global community lead by the CML patient Advocates holds the World CML Day. In 2017 more than 60 CML patient associations, members of the CML Advocates Network, support the awareness campaign “Today, together” and celebrate their courage and achievements! World CML Day 2017 Report

Know more about what we are planning for the World CML Day 2018 and be ready to be part of the worldwide awareness with “Today, together. Improving access.”

This year for the 11th time, we call all our members to join the international movement “Today, together. Improving access” by organising awareness activities, from small gatherings or social media posts to large-scale events.

22nd September is a day for CML organisation to make the general public, patients and relatives, health care providers and policymakers aware about what living with chronic myeloid leukemia means and which are the main concerns, needs and challenges that people living whit this kind of leukemia face every day. To know more about why we raise our global CML voice this day, please visit “What is World CML Day?”

The World CML Day 2018 campaign

This year we announce “Today, together. Improving access”: a global campaign dedicated to the CML patients to address our needs such as:

Improving access… to quality treatment

Improving access… to correct monitoring

Improving access… to the quality of life

Improving access… to research and science

Improving access… to patient education and advocacy

Improving access… to HCPs & patient communication


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World CML Day 2018 Toolkit: tools and resources

Once again, we encourage the global CML community to raise its strong voice and be part of the World CML Day 2018 “Today, together. Improving Access” through different activities using our World CML Day TOOLKIT for your online publications as well as for your face to face events:

– Artwork for print and online use. Click here to download POSTERS & FLYERS –

Easy-to-customize posters & flyers with the same message for our key audiences (public, patients & relatives, HCPs, and policymakers). All posters and flyers are available as easy-to-edit PowerPoint files, PDF and InDesign files. Check if there is a translation in your language! If not, please translate the posters and flyers into your local language; include your organization´s logo and contact details, and add information about the World CML Day events taking place in your country. It´s really easy!

– Photo-database. Click here to check the database of PHOTOS of your World CML Day 2018 materials –

The database includes photos covering different cultural backgrounds that allow you to adapt the posters & flyers to your reality. In addition to the photos used in the poster and flyer templates (classified as “general”), you will find Africa-specific, Asia-specific and Latin-American-specific photos. Of course, you are free to insert your own pictures as well! The photos in the photo-database may serve as a source of inspiration!

– 2018 Press release. Available very soon on our website –

Feel free to translate the press release into your local language. Add your own logo and quotes, and share information about all World CML Day events taking place in your country. The press release is easy to customize – and we hope many of you will make use of it!

Are you ready to be part of the #WCMLDay18?

Get involved as a CML patient organisation, as an individual CML patient or patient advocate, as a health care provider or as an any other who is interested in raising the CML voice. We are currently preparing the Social Media Awareness Campaign for the World CML Day 2018. Stay tuned for more information!

And don´t forget to tag your publications with #WCMLDay18 #TodayTogether in our Social Media channels:

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To know more about the “Today, Together” initiative, you can download the full WORLD CML DAY TOOLKIT TRAINING here.

The explanation of the World CML Day campaign is available on PDF or watching this video: World CML Day:: Achievements and outlook

You can also watch these video-streams to make to support you to spread the message, increase awareness and help you advocate for CML patients around the globe!

Best practice examples of the use of the World CML Day Kit in 2015

World CML Day Training: Posters and planning

World CML Day Training session: Social Media use for World CML Day


World CML Day 2018 activities worldwide

Have a look at what the CML community developed in 2017. There are so many inspiring actions! World CML Day 2017 Report



Our Programme Manager Celia Marín is at your disposal to support you with any action or question you may have. Please, send us your photos, posters, relevant links, events, meetings and activities information and your local campaigns before 9/22 and we will share it online to improve the awareness. Help us all learn from each other and share with other same-language groups!

For World CML Day 2018 let´s all be united – TODAY, TOGETHER. IMPROVING ACCESS!

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