Orange County CA

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This year during March Action Month we will work together, take accountability, and increase the visibility of myeloma. The IMF challenges YOU to put yourself on the top of that “to-do list” and join us in this wellness challenge. 

Join the challenge by visiting

Learn other ways to raise awareness of myeloma during Myeloma ACTION Month by visiting

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).

Each group will decide the meeting format that works best for their members: to remain virtual, or to meet in person, hybrid or alternating hybrid.  Please contact group leader below for details.

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To ensure the safety of our group members and community, we will be meeting virtually each month.  For details, please contact Jackie Sarlitt at [email protected].

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For more information, please contact

Jackie Sarlitt: [email protected] 
Kelly Cox Email: [email protected]
Robin Tuohy Email: [email protected]

Meeting Time: 1st Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 PM 

Meeting Location: We are currently not having in-person meetings at the moment. We are only having virtual meetings. Please contact Jackie if you would like to attend.

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(We enjoyed our first VIRTUAL support group meeting of 2021. We had the opportunity to see each other and catch up on life as well as myeloma patient safety and the coronavirus. I think what we enjoyed most was just sharing and laughing together. )


ALWAYS FREE for patients, family, friends, caregivers, health professionals or anyone wanting to know more about MM or who have questions.

Each meeting addresses various MM-related topics of interest

  • Expert Speakers with Q&A
  • Medications & Treatments
  • Resources
  • News & Current Events
  • Research & Clinical Trials
  • Insurance
  • Open Forum Discussion with Other Patients
  • Plus other related topics

Upcoming events

IMF Events

Mar 17
IMF Patient & Family Seminar 2023 - Boca Raton
March 17, 2023 8:00 am EST

Support Group Events

Sep 07
Orange County Monthly Meeting
September 7, 2023 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PST
Oct 05
Orange County Monthly Meeting
October 5, 2023 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PST
Nov 02
Orange County Monthly Meeting
November 2, 2023 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PST
Dec 07
Orange County Monthly Meeting
December 7, 2023 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PST
Jan 04
Orange County Monthly Meeting
January 4, 2024 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PST
Feb 01
Orange County Monthly Meeting
February 1, 2024 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PST

Andy Sninsky, a 12 year MM survivor cycles the historic 400 mile Katy trail



Andy Sninsky, our fearless co-leader is on one of his many bicycle rides to raise awareness and funds for IMF research. View this short slideshow of his current adventure!

To donate or learn more, please click here


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Ask Dr. Durie Videos
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Week in Review by Dr. Brian G.M. Durie
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IMF Publications
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Multiple myeloma support group members meet in a group circle to chat
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Leadership Committee

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Jackie Sarlitt
Support Group Leader
Andy Sninsky
Support Group Co-leader
Jim Blohm


Meeting Info

We are not having any in-person meetings at the moment. If you would like to join our virtual meeting, please contact Jackie Sarlitt at [email protected]. Thank you


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