Meet the 2016 MPN Heroes


On Friday, December 2, recipients were announced at the MPN Heroes Celebration Event, hosted by CURE magazine, during the 58th American Society of Hematology’s annual meeting in San Diego, California.  

Here are your 2016 MPN Heroes by category!

Commitment to the individual

·         Bonnie Dickieson-Blanker

·         Erin Hughes-Blackwell

·         Patricia Koenig

·         Dr. Elliott Winton

Commitment to the broader MPN community

·         Ann Brazeau

·         Dr. Ross Levine

·         Andrew Schorr

·         David Wallace

The MPN Heroes Celebration Event was a wonderful night. We were honored to be in attendance with many members of the MPN community including advocates, caregivers, doctors, nurses, and patients to recognize the MPN Heroes and celebrate another year of awareness and community building.  The event was another step forward highlighting the dedication and support available and encouraging all members of the MPN community to raise their voices.

Each 2016 MPN Hero has an inspirational story. Visit and today to learn about their contributions to the MPN community.



*MPN Heroes is a program developed by Incyte Corporation, in collaboration with CURE Media Group, publishers of CURE magazine.  Recognition recipients are chosen by a panel of judges of doctors, nurses, patients and patient advocates from the MPN community.  See for program rules and regulations.   



Author: Raquel Nunez

Raquel Nunez joined the MPNRF in 2012 with a kaleidoscope of experience ranging from brand management to community organizing. As the Program Manager overseeing community outreach her main objective is to put MPNRF findings in as many MPN patients hands as possible.

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