Since 2013, this award program has recognized the people and organizations that have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of people with myeloproliferative neoplasms, or MPNs. The program focuses on the three "classical" MPNs—or what are known as Philadelphia chromosome–negative MPNs.
Created in the spirit of fostering community, the MPN Heroes Recognition Program recognizes patients, Healthcare Professionals, caregivers, advocates, and organizations that bring understanding, compassion, and strength to the MPN community.
The MPN Heroes Recognition Program, is sponsored by CURE magazine and Incyte Corporation. The goal of the program is to create as many opportunities as possible for people with MPNs to be heard and to be supported, so more solutions and treatment options will emerge.