EPCALM is a service organization that aims to provide personalized and family oriented support to those afflicted with leukemia and their families. Our mission is to reach out to these families and their communities as well in order to create an awareness of the plight of leukemia patients and that with concerted efforts the outcome of the disease can be favorable.
Hence, we find it vital to join the world in observing September as World Leukemia Awareness month (WLAM).
EPCALM will once again lead the country in the awareness campaign for leukemia and its multifaceted concerns from the physical, financial emotional or psychosocial and spiritual aspects. This is the second year of our observance. We hope that soon our efforts to elevate this observance to a truly national level will be attained by a signed executive order from Pres. Aquino which is now in process.
We have invited two foreign speakers, Dr. Ronald Gress, MD from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda Maryland and Dr. Robert Baugher, Phd from Washington State to bring in updates on the physical and emotional care towards the comprehensive care of leukemia.