Goals and Objectives

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Goals

To address the biological and psychosocial needs of CML and GIST patients and their families by strengthening TBM Inc, establishing networks and linkages to resources and social services, and maintaining adequate resources to sustain the needs of CML and GIST patient

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IEC Materials Development

A quarterly 20 to 24 page Touched by Max newsletter began in Oct 19,2005 written in Pilipino or admixed with English keeps the group informed of activities and advances, and inspired by tales of patients

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Bloodletting Drives




Our 3rd bloodletting this year which was done in Talisay City College in Cebu.  More drives are needed as more patients need blood transfusions
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Fund Drives - Continuous Resource Generation



Mini-Concert for a Cause with MYMP and Jimmy Bondoc in May 2006. On-going are Barya for Lives Coin Cans. Raffle for a Cause which started on Oct 2006. Xmas caroling which started December 2006 and hoping that we continue it this coming 2009.



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Adopting Patients

  At least 24 patients a year is the target. Support for cytogenetics testing fees and adopting co-patients from the provinces to assist them in having the necessary tests done in Manila.

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Educational Activities



Talks helpful to patients and their families will be organized or coordinated with other entities such as the interactive forum with the hemas through PSHBT. Art Theraphy Workshop which started last June 2008.




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An organization consist of CML and GIST patients.