Central MN Multiple Myeloma Support Group

The Central Minnesota Multiple Myeloma Support Group invites you to take part in our monthly gatherings of people living with myeloma, their caregivers, families and friends.  Our meetings provide a great opportunity to learn about the latest advances in the treatment and management of myeloma while connecting with other members of the myeloma community.   Share what you know and learn from others, we are stronger together!

Basic Schedule
Second Saturday of each month (Starting September 9th)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Willmar Fire Department Training Room
515 2nd Street SW
Willmar, MN 56201
No reservation required.

※ 2018 Meeting Schedule ※

January 13
Dr. Jose Ruades from the Willmar Regional Cancer Center/General Discussion

February 10
Julie West, RN, BSN, OCN Clinical Nurse Consultant from Celgene will join us to discuss the topic, “Living With Myeloma”. / General Discussion

March 10
We will be joined by Willmar chiropractor, Emily Flannigan-Hinderks, for the topic, “Alternative Pain Relief.”/ General Discussion

April 14
Ima Garcia, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC Immuno-Oncology Clinical Liaison/Hematology Bristol-Myers Squibb U.S. Pharmaceuticals Medical will give a presentation on their monoclonal antibody, Empliciti (elotuzumab) or a presentation on clinical trials with BMS. / General Discussion

May 12
Melanie Smerillo; MSN, RN, PHN Clinical Nurse Educator with Takeda Oncology will join us for a presentation on their new oral version of Velcade, Ninlaro (ixazomib) / General Discussion

June 9
TBA / General Discussion

July 14
TBA/General Discussion

August 11
TBA/General Discussion

September 8
TBA/General Discussion

October 13
TBA/General Discussion

November 10
TBA/General Discussion

December 8
TBA/General Discussion

Directions to the Willmar Fire Department

* From the North: Take Business 71 (1st Street) south, turn right on Trott Ave then turn left on 2nd St SW
* From the South: Take Business 71 (1st Street) north, turn left on Trott Ave then turn left on 2nd St SW
* From the East: Take Hwy 12 east, turn left on 2nd St SW, go south 4 ½ blocks
* From the West: Take Hwy 12 west, turn right on 2nd St SW, go south 4 ½ blocks

The meeting room is handicapped accessible. Parking is north of the building – use training room entrance.

Central Minnesota Multiple Myeloma Support Group
Bev and Tony Hartzburg: 320-894-8101
Steve and Sheila Ellingoe: 320-295-3940
Jesse and Carrie Wadsworth: 320-364-2222
Email: CentralMN@IMFsupport.org

The group’s IMF hosted website can be found at: centralmn.support.myeloma.org