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Recognizing and Overcoming Financial Challenges That African Americans Face When Seeking Treatment for Cancer
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Black Myeloma Health Community
event Mar 24, 2022 / 02:00PM - 03:00PM EDT

Event Description

A cancer diagnosis can be shocking and overwhelming to experience. After diagnosis, there are many treatment decisions that must be made. Some of these decisions are based on your current financial situation, which can be challenging. This can lead to feelings of frustration and anxiety.

Join the African American Myeloma Community Chapter as we welcome Financial Program Manager, coach, and financial planner Diahanna Vallentine who will teach us how to recognize and overcome financial challenges when seeking treatment for cancer so those unnecessary feelings of frustration and anxiety can be avoided.

 

Schedule & Agenda

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Introduction
02:00PM
Valarie Traynham
Valarie introduces the agenda of the event and featured speaker Diahanna Vallentine.
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Presentation
02:05PM
Diahanna Vallentine
Diahanna Vallentine teaches us how to recognize and overcome financial challenges when seeking treatment for cancer so those unnecessary feelings of frustration and anxiety can be avoided.
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Questions and Answers
02:35PM
Audience
Type your questions in the chat and we will answer them!   

Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Diahanna Vallentine
Diahanna Vallentine

Diahanna is the Financial Program Manager for the HealthTree Foundation. She specializes in providing financial help, resources and education for multiple myeloma patients. As a professional financial consultant and former caregiver of her husband who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, Diahanna perfectly understands the financial issues facing myeloma patients.

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The panelist Valarie Traynham
Valarie Traynham

Valarie embarked on her myeloma journey back in 2015, and ever since she's been on a mission. As a resilient myeloma thriver, her passion lies in not just navigating her own path but also in illuminating the journey for others. With a steadfast commitment to understanding the intricacies of the disease, she champions education, shedding light on health inequities that often lurk in the shadows. Driven by a profound belief in fairness, Valarie tirelessly advocates for equitable access to top-tier healthcare, clinical trials, and tailored treatments. Her journey as a beacon of knowledge and support began when she assumed the role of a support group leader. Today, she continues to extend her hand as a myeloma coach, mentor angel, and the guiding force behind the Black Myeloma Health Community. Valarie's voice echoes far and wide as she fearlessly confronts the disparities faced by myeloma patients. Through collaborative efforts with healthcare providers, she strives to forge pathways to solutions, ensuring that every individual receives the care they deserve. Join Valarie on her journey of empowerment and advocacy as she lights the way toward a brighter, more equitable future in myeloma care.

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