9/22 represents the genetic change of Chromosomes 9 and 22 that is the cause of Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML).
September 22nd (9/22) has been chosen as a symbolic date when the CML community and leukaemia patients worldwide are united and are calling not only for access to the best available treatment and care for all patients, but also for the development of a cure for the disease. It is also the day the general public, patients and relatives, health care providers and policymakers are especially aware about what living with chronic myeloid leukaemia means, and which are the main concerns, needs and challenges that people living whit this kind of leukaemia face every day.
Since 2011, the worldwide community unites to celebrate World CML Day on that date and every year a new international campaign is launched.
If you want to know more regarding the initiatives and activities carried out by the patient community over the last few years, you can check out more information here. You can also liaise with your local patient organisation to see what is planned.