About Us

The National CML Society was created by and for patients and their families in order to provide a centralized hub of information for this rare form of leukemia.

Founded in 2007 as Carolyn's Hope, this organization quickly spread beyond the confines of a local work to address the real concerns faced by the CML community nationwide. In December 2009, the organization became The National CML Society (NCMLS), serving the needs of the CML community in the United States and its Territories.

To learn more about the origins of the Society, read the History of the Society.

The National CML Society is governed by a Board of Directors, a Medical Advisory Board, and a Patient/Caregiver Advisory Board. Together, these groups work to ensure the ongoing activities of the organization and that it adheres to its goals and objectives.

Day to day operations are carried out in our offices located in Birmingham, Alabama. We also have representatives positioned throughout the country that can answer questions about our services and speak with you further about becoming involved with the organization's work.

About our logo:

The new lantern icon embodies the spirit and mission of the National CML Society.

It is a guiding light throughout the CML journey: a beacon over the landscape of CML, that calls people together as a community and empowers them. That beacon illuminates the uncertain darkness with knowledge and expertise and casts a light of inspiration and encouragement to help navigate daily living with CML.

It is a lantern, a personal light source held by a guide, representing the individual attention that the NCMLS offers to people touched by CML. It is a warm light of personal connection and support to guide them on their CML journey.