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The 3rd Annual Hike MPN Peoria Hike
August 7 - 14

Register Now for the

   3rd Annual MPN Peoria Virtual Hike

August 7th - 14th 

Hike. Walk. Run. Bike. your favorite place at your on pace.


Every hiker gets us one step closer to a cure.


Register by June 1st to be entered into a drawing to win

a SKINBETTER gift basket ($500 value)

All registered hikers will also be entered into a drawing for Maui Jim sunglasses.

Submit your hike pictures to us the week of the hike and be entered into the drawing for a YETI cooler.  

Share with your friends, family, co-workers to register and

let's all hike to find a cure.



a heartfelt message from Dr. Couri

Hello all.  I am prouder than ever to “show my stripes” this year in honor of Rare Disease Day,  February 28, 2021.  This year marks the second anniversary of the launch of MPN Peoria.  Rare Disease Day brings awareness to rare diseases with the ultimate goal being to improve access to treatment and medical advocacy not only for those individuals living with a rare disease but also for their families and caregivers.  Upon launching MPN Peoria on February 28, 2019, I shared my story about my own rare disease called MPN or myeloproliferative neoplasm, a rare form of blood cancer.  

As many of you may have already known, my disease progressed in 2020, and in order to have a chance at survival, I needed to undergo a stem cell (bone marrow) transplant.                                     

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Congrats to the heart and soul of MPN Peoria,

founder Dr. Michele Couri,

for being nationally recognized as an

MPN Hero. 

"CURE® and Incyte Corporation held their eighth annual MPN Heroes® recognition program in early December. In the spirit of fostering community, participants were invited to join the cancer community for an evening of gratitude for the heroes who have made differences in the lives of people with MPNs.

Each MPN Hero is nominated by patients, caregivers, and health care professionals for their heroic contributions in the field of MPN cancer or in the individual lives of people with MPN cancer."

Well deserved honor Dr. Couri! And her nominator Marsha Krone , is a hero as well!

Thank you to all the MPN Peoria supporters, without you none of this is possible!  

MPN Heroes, the MPN Heroes logo, Voices of MPN, and the Voices of MPN logo are registered trademarks of Incyte.
© 2020, Incyte Corporation. MAT-HEM-01888  12/20

MPN Peoria 


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