Belonging to a larger community feels good, especially when we know that work being undertaken nationally can also provide a bigger voice on behalf of patients with lymphoma.
Other membership benefits include:
- Sharing of best practices among members. Best practices may include “how-to” toolkits, algorithms of care, policies and procedures, and resources from other member organisations, to name a few;
- Provision of consistent as well as reliable current information including statistics and access on the different lymphomas including chronic lymphocytic leukaemia;
- Ability as a larger community of lymphoma patient organisations to raise awareness about lymphomas through activities such as World Lymphoma Awareness Day and the Global Patient Survey;
- Capacity building support provided.
Full Members of the Corporation shall consist of the following:
The founders of the Corporation, and those groups and members actively involved in the development of the Corporation as determined by the Board of Directors; and any organisation that applies to the Corporation and has been accepted by the Directors which is:
(a) recognized and/or registered as a non-profit organization under the laws of its jurisdiction;
(b) primarily focused on lymphomas, with a minimum of 51% of its resources allocated to lymphoma programs and services;
(c) committed to the Mission and Vision of the Corporation and confirmed by signing the Mission Statement;
(d) committed to participating in the activities of the Corporation, such as Worldwide Lymphoma Awareness Day and attending the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation each year and
(e) committed to sharing information, materials and best practices with other Members.
Associate Members shall consist of those not-for-profit organizations that share the same goals as the Corporation, but which do not meet all criteria for Full membership in the Corporation, who have applied to the Corporation and have been accepted by the Board of Directors. Associate Members may contribute to the development of the Corporation and may apply for Full membership in the Corporation.
Founding Members of the Coalition are the four members that started the Coalition, namely, Lymphoma Association- UK, Lymphoma Foundation Canada, Lymphoma Research Foundation – USA and Deutsche Leukamie & Lymphom-Hilfe eV, Germany and are Full Members.
To find out more on how to become part of the Lymphoma Coalition, contact Lorna Warwick, CEO.