Ocean County

Covid Update

The IMF applauds the efforts of the volunteer leaders that conduct local and virtual myeloma support group meetings.  We are cautiously optimistic for local support groups to return back to in-person or hybrid meetings (combination of in-person and virtual) when it is safe in each community.

Leaders and groups are encouraged to use this updated tool and guidance from the CDC to help each group to decide when and how to transition to in-person or hybrid meetings.  The IMF will continue to provide Zoom licenses to all myeloma support groups that continue to meet virtually or have hybrid meetings.

CLICK HERE to search by State and County for Covid-19 community levels

If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease, learn more about how to protect yourself 

Visit the CDC website for more information at https://www.cdc.gov/

Stock Support Group Meeting

I am very happy to tell you that I got the OK from the Southern Ocean Medical Center, located at 1301 72 west Unit 340, Manahawkin, NJ 08050, has reinstated our group for "in - person" meetings.

Our first meeting will on the second Tuesday of each month beginning on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 3:30 PM in Conference room #1.  Please check the Main Information Desk for the location of the meeting in case our meeting room changes.


For more information, please contact 

Carol Sicheri (609) 510-6026

E-mail: [email protected]

Kelley Sidorowicz (443) 340-3464

E-mail: [email protected]

Meeting time2nd Tuesday of each month from 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Meeting Location Southern Ocean Medical Center, Conference Room 1
1140 New Jersey 72
Stafford Township, NJ 08050
Get directions

39.7215829, -74.285404

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Upcoming events

IMF Events

Aug 20
IMF Patient & Family Webinar - Back to Basics: From Testing to Tailored Therapy
August 20, 2022 10:00 am PST

Support Group Events

Sep 13
Ocean County Monthly Meeting
September 13, 2022 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Oct 11
Ocean County Monthly Meeting
October 11, 2022 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Nov 08
Ocean County Monthly Meeting
November 8, 2022 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Dec 13
Ocean County Monthly Meeting
December 13, 2022 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Jan 10
Ocean County Monthly Meeting
January 10, 2023 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Feb 14
Ocean County Monthly Meeting
February 14, 2023 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST
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About Us

Welcome to the Ocean County Multiple Myeloma Family Support Group Website.

The ongoing support group offers patients and their supporters a place to go for shelter and comfort in dealing with myeloma. Many myeloma patients benefit by meeting with peers, sharing information, and learning from one another’s experiences.

The Ocean County ​Multiple Myeloma Family Support Group is part of a network of worldwide myeloma specific support groups affiliated with the International Myeloma Foundation (www.myeloma.org).  Myeloma can very often be treated successfully, and many patients live long and productive lives after being diagnosed. We encourage you to learn as much as possible and to seek the best care possible.

At  our meetings, patients, caregivers and friends share their knowledge and experiences on treatments, coping with side effects, medical insurance, participation in clinical trials, new scientific and clinical research and provide mutual support and encouragement.

This is an excellent way to meet and interact with fellow myeloma patients, their family members and friends. Our meetings consist of patients sharing their experiences as well as presentations from relevant guest speakers.

Our group meets  on the Second Tuesday of every month, from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM at the Beach Plum Room at Southern Ocean Medical Center 1140 Route 72 West Manahawkin, NJ 08050


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