I was contacted by a PR firm who represents Genentech. Genentech is the drug company who manufacturers Rituxan which has been so crucial in my successful leukemia treatments.
It seems they found me through my blog and my writings about my diagnosis and now want to partner and manage media opportunities for me with Genentech. We had a great chat on the phone, I then received the below email. It just goes to show you that you never know who is listening. Read below:
Thanks for taking the time to speak with us earlier today about your inspiring personal story, experience with Rituxan and potential participation in CLL awareness activities. It’s clear you’ve already reached a lot of people by sharing your story and providing support to others who are newly diagnosed.
We’d love the opportunity to work with you to raise awareness about CLL through media opportunities. This may include sharing your story through phone or possibly in-person interviews with local newspaper/magazine, radio and/or TV news outlets. We would ensure you are fully prepared prior to any interview, with information about the reporter/news outlet, focus of interview/story and targeted timing.
We evaluate media opportunities on an ongoing basis. In addition to this, from time to time, there might also be an opportunity to speak with Genentech employees at special events. We’ll contact you as any opportunities arise, and will also check in every 2-3 months to see how things are going.
Again it was a pleasure speaking with you this morning and please reach out to me if you have any questions.