After a great response to Acute Myeloid Leukemia World Awareness Day (AML WAD) in 2020, Know AML looks forward to commemorating AML WAD in 2021. AML WAD will take place on April 21, 2021, with the aim to facilitate and improve knowledge of AML worldwide through collaborative participation.
Know AML is the first global AML initiative that aims to direct patients, caregivers, families, and health-care professionals to the available information, resources, and support they need to deal with AML. Know AML collaborates with a global network of advocates, who together ensure that the AML community has access to the latest information and resources, providing the best possible support and care for patients with AML and their families.
This year, Know AML is excited to lead the campaign through a series of coordinated activities: Personalize It, Share It, Wear It, and Find It. This year, Know AML will also be launching a new AML animation series for patients, families, and caregivers.
There are different ways to get involved in AML WAD, both on social media and through offline activities. Know AML encourages everyone to participate, whether it be by personalizing your social media profile using Know AML digital banners; sharing new animations with family and friends; wearing red and black and sharing a selfie on social media; or finding AML-associated words in the Know AML word search puzzle and sharing a selfie with your completed word search on social media. Banners and word search puzzles are available in multiple languages so that as many supporters as possible can be involved globally.
On AML WAD, Know AML will launch a series of four new animations to provide information for patients with AML, families, and caregivers. Previous topics include an overview of AML, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, AML types, treatment overview, clinical trials, and remission. This year, Know AML has put together animations focused on relapse in AML, refractory AML, measurable residual disease, and risk stratification. These animations will be available for participants to share on social media using the official hashtag #KnowAML.
Know AML is proud to work alongside professional organizations that help to distribute resources and knowledge to the AML community worldwide.
Visit know-aml.com/en/get-involved/world-awareness-day for more information about how to participate.The content in this post has not been reviewed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) and does not necessarily reflect the ideas and opinions of ASCO®.