On a beautiful afternoon of Wednesday 6 March 2024, around 470 guests attended a delightful lunch for the Myeloma’s Greatest Call Long Lunch.
Myeloma Australia is proud to be partnering with three prominent Australians who have all been touched by myeloma in some way - Sandy Roberts, Frankie J. Holden OAM and the Hon Dr Denis Napthine AO.  Through their profiles they all strive to build a deeper understanding of myeloma in our community and driven to support the pathway to a cure.
As a legendary sports commentator, Myeloma ambassador Sandy Roberts was central amongst the well-known sports media personalities who provided support to their much-loved friend and colleague, as they hosted and delivered very witty entertainment and inspiring Myeloma stories.
Amongst those was the story of our own member, Adrian Campbell who was discharged from hospital the day before to attend the lunch.
The Camberwell Rotary Club occupied two tables at the event, and all agreed it was truly a transformative experience.
‘I am very proud to be a Myeloma Australia Ambassador – I agreed to this role to increase the awareness for the 22,000 fellow Australians suffering from this insidious disease and to hopefully raise desperately needed funds to find a cure.’
Sandy Roberts
Myeloma Fast Facts:
  • 30% of people diagnosed with myeloma will die within 18 months of diagnosis.
  • 22,000 Australians have the disease today.
  • 50 people diagnosed every week.
  • Most people have never heard of it.
  • Myeloma Australia receives no Government funding.
  • Only 55% of people will live five years from diagnosis – compared with breast cancer at 92%.
  • 1.2m people die annually across the world from myeloma.
  • Myeloma Australia employs 17 nurses across Australia.
‘Myeloma Australia is the only Australian myeloma specific not-for-profit organisation.
We exist to support, educate, inform, empower and bring hope to people who are living with myeloma, and their loved ones.
We also raise community awareness and understanding of myeloma; educate health professionals involved in the care and treatment of those living with myeloma; advocate for improved patient access to the latest treatments at affordable prices; and facilitate myeloma research in Australia.’
For more information: https://myeloma.org.au/