The ROMP Mission
"... tackling cancer one nurse at a time"
People living with myeloma and other cancers in regional and remote Australia need and deserve the same treatment resources and outcomes that are more readily accessible in capital cities.
Through collaboration with our many regional Rotary Club supporters we will bring the the power of Rotary to make a real difference as we support the work of Myeloma Australia, the only myeloma specific charity in this country.
In particular, we recognise and celebrate the vital role of registered nurses working in regional cancer treatment centres. Through fully funded scholarships we support selected nurses to upskill in myeloma and other cancer treatment.
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.