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.

NOTE: For those planning to attend the September 10 Twin Cities Myeloma Support Group Meeting, the road in front of the Emergency Entrance at Methodist Hospital will be closed this weekend starting at 8 AM on Saturday.  Use the Louisiana Avenue Entrance to access the Orange Parking Ramp

NOTE: September 14, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm – Stillwater Annual Boat Trip
Join us for a relaxing cruise up the Saint Croix River.   Please arrive between 11:15 and 11:30 to pay for the trip.  The boat departs promptly at noon and returns at 2:30.  The cost of the trip is $19.95 per person and includes lunch as well as the boat ride.  If the cost of the trip is a financial burden, please contact one of the group leaders and we will be able to confidentially provide financial assistance.  We take the trip rain or shine as there is plenty of room inside the boat to comfortably dine and enjoy the ride in the case of poor weather.
If you need to cancel your reservation for the trip, you must do so by Sunday, September 11th to avoid being charged for the trip. There is plenty of room on the boat so we encourage you to invite friends and family to join us on the trip.  As in past years our cruise is chartered from the St.Croix Boat & Packet Company. Their website can be found here: http://www.stillwaterriverboats.com/

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.