You Are Not Alone!

If you have been living with Multiple Myeloma; whether you are newly diagnosed or a long-time survivor, asymptomatic or with bone damage, sufferer or caregiver, you are not alone.  The Myeloma community is strong, informed, and involved.  Even the most experienced veteran can find battling Myeloma daunting but why fight that battle alone?  Come to a support group meeting and you will find that there are people who have already lived through whatever you’re enduring now.  Take advantage of their experience and share what you’ve learned with others.  Most of all don’t be afraid to ask questions… that’s how we all grow stronger.

UPDATE – Financial Aid:
The Minnesota Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has a travel assistance fund which make $250 to Myeloma patients for their travel expenses. The fund’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.  Click here to view/download the application, rules & instructions.

The IMF Regional Workshop – The International Myeloma Foundation has announced details of its Annual Minnesota Regional Workshop.  If you’ve never attended a workshop you don’t know what you’ve missed.  A wealth of information is presented in plain English so be prepared to take notes.   Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Day & Time
Saturday, June 25, 2016
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location
The Westin Edina Galleria
3201 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435

The Speakers
Dr. David Vesole
John Theuer Cancer Center
Hackensack, NJ
Dr. Rafat Abonour
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Hollie Devine MSN, ANP-BC
The Ohio State James Cancer Hospital
Columbus, OH

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Registration: 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Registration is FREE, but seating is limited — Register now!
Online Registration: https://online.myeloma.org/netcommunity/edina16n
or phone: 1-800-452-2873

Minnesota’s Support Community  Minnesota is the home of two internationally recognized leaders in Myeloma research: The Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota, along with many other hospitals, clinics, and cancer centers which, not only treat Myeloma, but also take part in trials.  Along with these institutions we also have very active support groups.  Their locations are:

Twin Cities (St. Louis Park)

Stillwater

Rochester

Fairmont Area

All of the group’s meet once a month on different dates except the Fairmont Area support group which meets every other month.  Please visit each group’s web page to see what they’re up to this month.