NCMLS Turns 10!


It’s hard to believe that the journey that has become the National CML Society began 10 years ago! On August 3, 2007, awareness became action with the formation of Carolyn’s Hope which became the NCMLS in late 2009. These years have been filled with some of the highest highs and the deepest lows. We’ve had the privilege of walking with hundreds of families as they’ve learned of the diagnosis and struggled through the first days of coming to terms with all that it brings.

The goal of the organization has been and always will be the hope of ensuring that anyone with CML has the information and resources they need to move beyond the diagnosis and gain a better understanding of what living with CML really means. Through the organization’s work, we’ve seen ground-based support groups grow and flourish, patients and CML physicians interact as never before, and newly diagnosed patients able to connect with others from the day they’re diagnosed, and more. While these things may seem “normal” today, they were practically non-existent 10 years ago. The NCMLS set in motion new ideas to bridge the gap between “we the patients” and the physicians, clinics, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies who help provide our treatment. Our hope is that over the next 10 years we will continue to see amazing progress and an ever narrowing gap between a CML diagnosis and cure!

We are grateful for your support and encouragement and look forward to continuing to serve the community in new and progressive ways!

We hope you’ll enjoy a look back into the early days of the NCMLS and join us as we celebrate just how far we’ve come! For a brief history of the NCMLS, click here.