“Today, together, for a CML free world.”

Every year in 22nd September the CML global community lead by the CML patient Advocates holds the World CML Day. 9/22 represents the genetic change of Chromosomes 9 and 22 that is the cause of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML).

Since 2011, the worldwide community unites to celebrate “World CML Day” on September 22 (9/22). This date has been chosen for global and local CML awareness activities adding symbolic significance to the events, projects and campaigns.

CML patient advocates are together focused on raising awareness of the needs of patients living with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.

Know more about what we are planning for the World CML Day 2019 and be ready to be part of the worldwide awareness with “Today, together. For a CML free world.”

This year for the 12th time, we call all our members to join the international movement “Today, together, for a CML free world” by organizing awareness activities, from small gatherings or social media posts to large-scale events.

22nd September is a day for CML organization 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 as well as several challenges that people living whit this kind of leukemia face every day.

Check out the initiatives and activities carried out by the patient community for World CML Day and see what was achieved in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2008-2011.

The World CML Day 2019 campaign: “Today, together, for a CML free world.”

Our global campaign is dedicated to CML patients’ advocacy work in all regions worldwide. Every year, the CML community educates the health care providers, the regulators, the patients and the general population in what the CML patients need and claim for: research and science, quality treatment, proper access to medicines and monitoring tools, quality of life and finally, the necessary achievement of a CML free World.

World CML Day 2019 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 2019 “Today, together, for a CML free world” through different activities using our World CML Day TOOLKIT for your online publications as well as for your face to face events.

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 and PDF 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 additional information about the World CML Day events taking place in your country. It´s really easy!

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!

The World CML Day Quiz: an educational tool


This year we are very happy to launch a new activity to educate CML patients, doctors, relatives, decision-makers and the general public on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. This is a Quiz or Game, where everybody will be able to play online as well as test the knowledge level about the disease and how the CML patient experience is.

By this way to make learning on CML fun, we hope to increase the CML awareness on 22nd September as well as help patients to reduce the stigmatization of living with CML.