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Covid Update

As most of the world is still facing the effects of the spread of the COVID-19 respiratory virus, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) continues to recommend that all myeloma support groups meet virtually.

We take the health and safety of our myeloma support group members seriously and will continue to hold our meetings virtually to ensure the safety of our members. For additional updates on COVID-19 coronavirus, please click this link:
Myeloma Patient Safety and the Coronavirus.

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For more information,please contact

Bill Milliken

E-mail: [email protected]

Meeting time1st Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Meeting Location Physicians Medical Plaza, Mercy San Juan Hospital Campus, Lukens Auditorium
6555 Coyle Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
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38.6685345, -121.3118946

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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.

Upcoming events

IMF Events

May 01
Patient & Family Webinar: The Future is Looking Bright for Myeloma Patients!
May 1, 2021 10:00 am EST

Support Group Events

Nov 06
Monthly Meeting
November 6, 2021 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dec 04
Monthly Meeting
December 4, 2021 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Jan 01
Monthly Meeting
January 1, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Feb 05
Monthly Meeting
February 5, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Mar 05
Monthly Meeting
March 5, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Apr 02
Monthly Meeting
April 2, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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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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