Truthfully, I hate air travel. Too many people in close quarters, long lines at airports, bad air, dicey food. Worse, I have to board my dog Dave and turn my parrot Bozo over to a local vet for oversight while I’m gone.
But the American Society of Hematology (ASH) has never had its annual meeting in my hometown, Asheville North Carolina. And since all the important news is released at this World Series of hematology, all the MPN specialists and researchers gather, there’s not much choice. It’s travel time.
Over the years we’ve brought it all back to the MPNforum, the crowds, the news, the insights. This year ASH is in San Diego. It’s where we can renew contact with old friends and talk about what’s going on in their labs, their clinical trials. Get a deeper understanding of the current status of stalled meds and the underlying realities of future MPN drugs, procedures, immunotherapy, gene therapy. And all the rest.
The tab is $2,228. Minimum. Those of you who know MPNforum know we have no reserve funds. No grants, no ad income, no subscription revenue. MPNforum has always been funded as a bare bones community effort. Covering costs together.
So do chip in if you can. It’s the price of truly independent reporting by a patient/caregiver co-operative. The same Small Donation Program rules we always followed apply: $5 minimum but nothing over $100, please.
Thank you. (And yes, I’ll make it up to Dave and Bozo when I get back.).
The Small Donation Program — Any amount from $5 but nothing over $100.