Find your local network of supporters
We have facilitated a network of 150 myeloma-specific support groups that hold regular meetings in the U.S. So no matter where you are, we can help you find or create a multiple myeloma support group and connect with other survivors and caregivers.
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Eastern South Dakota
Portland OR/SW Washington
White Plains/Lower Westchester
Northeast NY/Burlington, VT
Texarkana, AR/Northwest TX/Northeast LA
Spokane, WA/Coeur d'Alene, ID
Northwest GA/Chattanooga, TN
Washington, D.C./Fairfax, VA
Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley
Memphis, TN/Eastern AR/Northwest MS
No Local Group?
The IMF’s InfoLine is there for you for your myeloma-related questions and concerns. The InfoLine team consistently provides callers with best information about myeloma in a caring and compassionate manner. Phone lines are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific time.
US & Canada: 800-452 CURE (2873)
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Robin Tuohy worked as a paralegal for over 10 years at a Fortune 500 company before marrying Michael, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2000, and having children Ally and Mikey. She became involved with the IMF and attended Advocacy Days in Washington, DC, in 2001, and then began the first support group for multiple myeloma patients in Connecticut with the help of the IMF. She feels her experience as Michael's caregiver gives her a unique perspective on multiple myeloma. The Tuohy family carried their message of life after diagnosis across the country in 2007 on the Myeloma Mobile. Robin's motto is "The purpose of life is a life of purpose," and she hopes that she is able to help others dealing with multiple myeloma.
Nancy Bruno has been active in Support Groups since shortly after her husband Mike was diagnosed with mulitple myeloma in late 1998. What began as comprehensive note-taking during support group meetings led to her becoming a writer for the group’s newsletter. When Andy Lebkuecher’s wife, Cathy, died in December 2006, Andy asked Nancy to lead their local Atlanta group temporarily, "and I haven’t stopped." Her energy and commitment will continue as Regional Director of Support Groups.
Kelly Cox spearheads IMF’s Regional Community Workshops, events that bring the most cutting-edge research and top multiple myeloma doctors to patients, caregivers, and healthcare workers across the country. Kelly also works closely with 40 support groups nationwide, carrying the IMF’s mission directly to those affected by multple myeloma. Kelly brings enthusiasm and energy to multiple myeloma awareness and outreach wherever he travels for personal visits, as well as via phone calls and emails.
Kelly worked for Warner Bros. International Television for three years prior to arriving at the IMF. He specialized in marketing, product management, and international placement for shows such as “Friends,” “E.R.” and “Smallville,” among others. Prior to this Kelly was involved with fundraising for specialized research into diseases of the retina, including macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.
Jon Fitzpatrick worked with the IMF for several years as a volunteer before joining our team as the Support Group Coordinator. He is excited to turn his passion for helping others into a career. Jon’s interest in working closely with multiple myeloma patients and caregivers was sparked as a result of his experience in the field of emergency response.
Kelley Sidorowicz has joined the IMF to work on federal and state advocacy and policy issues, as well as to help grow our grassroots advocates network. Previously, Kelley worked in the health and wellness community for eight years as a certified Health and Nutrition Coach, Personal Trainer, and Yoga Instructor. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Frostburg State University. Kelley resides in Maryland.
Two-day educational patient, family, and caregiver support in your hometown.
These one-day workshops offer families a condensed version of the full Patient & Family Seminar at no charge.
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