The MPN Heroes Celebration Event held annually at ASH is an opportunity to recognize the individuals and organizations who work hard on behalf of the MPN community and make a difference in the lives of patients living with PV, ET, and MF. Each year at this event, recipients of the MPN Heroes Recognition Program are honored based on those actions and traits that define them as heroes. This year, on December 4, 2020, MPNRF friend and patient advocate, Michele Couri, was honored as an MPN Hero.
After Michele’s initial diagnosis of Polycythemia Vera, she found the MPN Research Foundation and became fast friends with the founder, Bob Rosen. It was after Bob’s passing in 2017 that inspired Michele to start MPN Peoria, a not for profit that has raised $150,000 in just two years. Watch the video below to learn more about Michele Couri and the wonderful work she is doing for the MPN community.