June 2024 PMMNG Meeting: "International Myeloma Foundation Advocacy" Presented by Danielle Doheny

Danielle Doheny

Our next monthly PMMNG meeting will be Saturday June 8, 2024 from 1:30-3:00 PM ET. This meeting with be conducted by Zoom.

Our speaker this month is Danielle Doheny from the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), who will be speaking about advocacy. Advocacy is the act of supporting a cause or idea. It involves speaking out on issues that you care about and offering ways to improve upon them. Please welcome Danielle as she explains how the IMF works to guide individuals to advocate for critical health issues that affect the multiple myeloma community. This promises to be very enlightening! 

This meeting will also include our usual small group breakout sessions.  Please bring any questions you may have about your journey with myeloma.  In addition, while the meeting itself will begin at 1:30, we will be starting the Zoom at 1:00 pm for anyone interested in having a little more time to talk to one another informally or ask your questions. As always, patients and care partners are welcome to attend. 

Danielle Doheny joined the IMF after a six-year career on Capitol Hill where she worked as an adviser to two members of Congress. As a Congressional staffer, Danielle's primary focus was on healthcare and issues related to energy, the environment, science, and technology. In her role with the IMF, she advocates on behalf of the multiple myeloma community to the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. Danielle's father is a multiple myeloma patient, and she has a unique passion for her work on behalf of patients and their families. Danielle graduated cum laude from Thiel College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and from Dartmouth College with a Master of Healthcare Delivery Science degree.

All PMMNG members will receive a meeting invitation via email.  If you are new to the group, contact Barbara Falkowitz ([email protected]) to receive the meeting link. 

***Please make a note that our October meeting is changed from the second Saturday to the first Saturday on October 5, 2024, as the Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur, falls on the second Saturday.

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!