The Myeloma Crowd programs continue to expand as do the tools we are providing to multiple myeloma patients. As we expand our support for patients, we believed that a name change was in order. We are changing the name of our 501(c)3 non-profit foundation from the CrowdCare Foundation to the HealthTree Foundation, providing greater clarity and consistency in our programs. No changes in leadership, management, non-profit status, or structure are being made. The Myeloma Crowd name and website will remain unchanged.
The Myeloma Crowd Community will continue to include the Myeloma Crowd website, Myeloma Crowd Radio, Myeloma Crowd Round Tables. We are piloting a new Community Events platform in 2020 and will launch the full Community Events program in 2021. The goal of the Myeloma Crowd Community is to increase our support, education and connections for myeloma patients.
The Muscles for Myeloma program will continue with two 30-day fitness challenges per year (March and September) and live fitness events like the Columbus Muscles for Myeloma 5k and 1 mile race, a hike in Zion National Park in July 2021 and a bike event in October of 2021.
The Myeloma Coach program will continue to grow in the coming months and years. Today we have over 150 Myeloma Coaches who have helped hundreds of patients and caregivers. The Myeloma Coaches provide support for MGUS, smoldering myeloma and multiple myeloma patients and caregivers. Watch for our new Myeloma Coach website coming soon!
What you know today as HealthTree is becoming the HealthTree Cure Hub. The HealthTree Cure Hub provides tools for patients to navigate their myeloma journey while supporting the advancement of research to accelerate a myeloma cure. In the HealthTree Cure Hub, you can:
HealthTree University is the world's largest platform for multiple myeloma education. Taught by over 75 myeloma specialists, HealthTree University contains an organized curriculum of courses and individual lessons. Patients can watch the lessons and take individual quizzes on each of the classes. When the quizzes are complete, patients earn "points" that can be redeemed for future rewards. Patients love the ability to learn about myeloma in an organized way with the ability to bookmark lessons and take or print notes.
To read the full press release about the name change, click here.
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Myeloma survivor, patient advocate, wife, mom of 6. Believer that patients can help accelerate a cure by weighing in and participating in clinical research. Founder of HealthTree Foundation (formerly Myeloma Crowd).