Sacramento

sacramento support group

For more information, please contact

Bill Milliken: 916-662-0085

E-mail: [email protected]

The Sacramento Area Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets virtually only on the 1st Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific.

 

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  • MISSION STATEMENT:  Bring together MM patients, caregivers, family and friends to create a supportive atmosphere of hope, education and personal experience. 
  • WHO WE ARE:  MM patients, caregivers, family and friends.
  • WHAT WE DO:  Create an atmosphere of hope, education and shared personal  experiences.

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Upcoming events

IMF Events

Mar 15
IMF Patient and Family Seminar 2024 — Boca Raton, FL
March 15, 2024 12:00 pm EST
Apr 12
IMF Patient and Family Seminar 2024 — San Francisco, CA
April 12, 2024 9:00 am PST
Mar 05
Live Q&A with IMF Nurse Leadership Board Member, Beth Faiman PhD, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN®, FAAN 
March 5, 2024 4:00 pm PST

Support Group Events

Mar 02
Sacramento Monthly Meeting
March 2, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PST
Apr 06
Sacramento Monthly Meeting
April 6, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PST
May 04
Sacramento Monthly Meeting
May 4, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PST
Jun 01
Sacramento Monthly Meeting
June 1, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PST
Jul 06
Sacramento Monthly Meeting
July 6, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PST
Aug 03
Sacramento Monthly Meeting
August 3, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PST
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About Us

This support group was founded by Jim Keeler in September 2013. Jim held our first meeting on September 14, 2013, with help from his wife Linda and the IMF’s Kelly Cox. After some months, Jim asked Bob Regello to be a co-chairman. Sadly, we lost Jim in August of 2014, but his memory remains in the group he formed.  

Soon after Jim’s passing, Bob Regello co-chaired the group with Anita Milliken. Bob, along with Anita, dedicated to keep Jim’s work alive. Unfortunately, in October 2019, Bob succumbed to myeloma as well. 

The group’s passion and drive of its founders remains steadfast. Today, we continue to educate, empower, and support those with multiple myeloma and their caregivers. 

Jim Keeler's Story

Jim was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in August of 2009.  He began treatment with a combination of Velcade and dex, but did not achieve a full response.  His medication was changed to Revlimid and he had an autologous stem cell transplant in September of 2010 and then went on maintenance chemotherapy. 

During and subsequent to his treatment, Jim had a desire for more information about Multiple Myeloma.  He attended many conferences and recognized that knowledge was power to combat this disease. He realized it was important for others to share their stories, their problems, and their successes. 

Jim held our first meeting on September 14, 2013 with help from his wife Linda and Kelly Cox of the IMF.  Sadly, we lost Jim in August of 2014, but his memory remains in the group he formed. 

 

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