The Rotary Outreach Myeloma Program
A Rotary Community Collaboration
Perhaps best known for its traditional annual Art Show the Rotary Club of Camberwell meets in the inner-east of Melbourne. The club was chartered in 1956 and has enjoyed a fine history of community service over more than sixty years.
The club played a role in the establishment of cancer charity Myeloma Australia twenty years ago and has remained engaged with the organisation throughout its development. Today the organisation is a nationally successful myeloma specific charity – the only one in Australia.
There has been a Camberwell Rotarian on the Myeloma Australia board for the whole of their journey.
This close relationship provides a unique opportunity to share a major community service program as Rotarians look towards the Centenary of Rotary in Australia.
ROMP Management Committee
PDG Don Jago OAM - Chair
PP Peter Allen OAM
PP Lyndon Joss
George de Souza
Trish O'Hara OAM
Steve Roach (CEO)
Emma-Jane ("EJ") Furphy
Myeloma Australia’s mission is to facilitate myeloma research in Australia, to support and inform those living with the disease and educate those involved in its care and treatment.
The organisation is determined to raise community awareness and understanding of myeloma,and to improve patient access to the latest treatments at affordable prices
Currently, there are more than sixty myeloma support groups nationally, each led by a specialist myeloma nurse.
There is a need for several more in regional Victoria that is being addressed in conjunction with the ROMP initiative.
Through the ROMP collaboration with Rotary Clubs in regional Victoria, expansion of services and the creation of new myeloma support groups will be facilitated.