Cheryl Anne Simoneau

Founder, Board Member
The Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) Society of Canada

Cheryl is a healthcare marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in healthcare marketing in the areas of radiology, interventional cardiology, nuclear medicine, wound care and CME event planning. In November 2000 her knowledge of the healthcare system became much more personal when she was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, a very rare form of cancer. Being in the prime of her life, Cheryl-Anne was faced with an uncertain future. The first thing she remembers was telling herself to keep on breathing. The diagnosis of cancer provided an opportunity to reorganize her life and put her expertise and skills developed in healthcare marketing and sales to good use. She co-founded the CML Society of Canada with the objective of supporting fellow patients with qualified information on the treatment and survivorship of CML.  Additionally, The CML Society of Canada has been working as a patient advocate in  helping find solutions to achieving equitable and sustainable access to targeted oral drugs, which, while they are very expensive, are also medically necessary and life saving.