The Rotary Outreach Myeloma Program
A program of the Rotary Club of Camberwell
in collaboration with Myeloma Australia
and many regional Victorian Rotary Clubs
Every year more than 1800 Australians are diagnosed with myeloma
ROMP is many Rotary Clubs together with Myeloma Australia
supporting people living with myeloma in regional Victoria
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The ROMP Mission
"...support for regional myeloma communities"
Through collaboration with our fellow Rotary Clubs in regional Victoria we will deliver quality support for people living with myeloma. We will achieve this by providing a number of Rotary-led support services to each regional myeloma community.
A major focus of the ROMP initiative is the creation and on-going support of locally based myeloma support groups each led by a professionally qualified Myeloma Australia nurse.
The ROMP vision is for a near future in which no patient, their carers or family members will live more than one hour from a myeloma support group or local support services.
Myeloma, also called Multiple Myeloma is a type of blood cancer that affects the inside of the bone marrow. The cancerous myeloma cells multiply inside the bone marrow, crowding out the healthy red blood cells. Myeloma causes damage to bones.
It attacks the immune system causing fatigue and can lead to frequent infections.
There is no cure for myeloma.