November 30, 2016
MY LIFE IS WORTH IT SAYS MULTIPLE MYELOMA PATIENT DON WRIGHT WILL TALK ABOUT ACHIEVING HIS GOAL OF RUNNING 100 MARATHONS WITH CANCER DURING GLOBAL MEDICAL CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO
November 15, 2016
MY LIFE IS WORTH IT SAYS CANCER PATIENT DON WRIGHT, POWERED BY MEDICAL INNOVATION, IS POISED TO MAKE HISTORY ON NOV 20th IN PHILADELPHIA
October 6, 2016
--Scheduled to Run the Des Moines Marathon, His 99th, on Oct. 16th -- --And His Milestone 100th at the Philadelphia Marathon on Nov. 20th -- --Don was Diagnosed with the Blood Cancer Multiple Myeloma in 2003—
September 8, 2016
75-year old cancer patient, Don Wright, is on the verge of achieving his goal to finish at least 100 marathons since he was diagnosed 13 years ago. Don was told then he had the blood cancer multiple myeloma. At that time doctors gave Don only three to five years to live. Now Don plans to run his 98th marathon with cancer, while on active treatment, at the 20th Air Force Marathon in Dayton, Ohio, September 17th.
June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016
April 25, 2016
The Coalition for Sustainable Drug Pricing is a payor funded grab for control over the development, pricing and access of medicines
April 11, 2016
Incredible advances in medicine have allowed for a man on a mission to survive ten years past his initial prognosis.
November 25, 2015
November 3, 2015
November 2nd will mark my 60th birthday -- and also mark the sixth anniversary of my return home after undergoing an autologous stem cell transplant to deal with cancer.
February 6, 2015
President Obama is calling on Congress to improve the nation’s health by increasing the development of precision medicines — treatments that target the underlying cause of life-threatening diseases. He says he wants to ensure everyone has access to the right drugs at the right time, because it can reduce the cost of health care and save lives.
Monday, 02 June 2014
“We have to get the facts out!” With those words Robert Goldberg, Ph.D., healthcare economist and co-founder of MY LIFE IS WORTH IT, challenged panelists discussing health costs at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. The claim being made is that “the current system is unsustainable.”
Saturday, 31 May 2014
13 million cancer survivors live in the U.S.-- more than double the number of survivors since 1990. In addition, the cancer mortality rate over the last two decades has dropped by 20%. Though we have not yet found cures for the more than 200 types of cancer, these statistics show that continuous medical innovations work everyday to improve patient lives, one step at a time.
Thursday, 29 May 2014
MY LIFE IS WORTH IT, organized with the support of not-for-profit organizations, advocacy groups and patients, launches today to assure a major role for patients in discussions linking cost of therapies to access. MY LIFE IS WORTH IT says treatment decisions need to be based on benefit to the patient, not price, and patients need their doctors to be their allies, making decisions based explicitly on what is best for the patient’s health. The program will be launched with an exhibit booth at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, but is not affiliated with or endorsed by ASCO.