Orange County CA

Covid Update

The IMF applauds the efforts of the volunteer leaders that conduct local myeloma support group meetings and virtual meetings.

The IMF is cautiously optimistic for local support groups to return back to in-person meetings when it’s safe in your community. We suggest that each group follow local, state and federal guidelines to help the volunteer leaders to determine when it will be safe to start meeting in-person again. The IMF will continue to provide Zoom licenses to all myeloma support groups that still meet virtually or have hybrid meetings.  Please contact the group leader for meeting details.

For additional updates on COVID-19 coronavirus, please click this link: Myeloma Patient Safety and the Coronavirus.

You may also wish to refer to www.cdc.gov for information and guidance on specifics for travel, vaccinations, variants and when/how to gather safely.

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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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Welcome!

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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first virtual meeting

(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

Oct 30
IMF Patient & Family Webinar: Advances in Myeloma Treatments: What Patients Need to Know
October 30, 2021 7:00 am PST

Support Group Events

Nov 04
Topic: Integrative Cancer Care
November 4, 2021 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PT
Dec 02
Topic: Navigating Health Coverage, Medical Bills, Disability, Drug funding and more
December 2, 2021 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PT
Jan 06
Topic: Cannabis and Cancer
January 6, 2022 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PT
Feb 03
Orange County Monthly Meeting
February 3, 2022 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PST
Mar 03
Orange County Monthly Meeting
March 3, 2022 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PST
Apr 07
Orange County Monthly Meeting
April 7, 2022 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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Research
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Support
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Advocacy
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Leadership Committee

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

 

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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