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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No Local Group?
The IMF can help you start a group in your area. Contact out Senior Director Robin Tuohy at rtuohy@myeloma.org or 203-206-3536

The Adirondack Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded October 4th 2017, meets on the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at Rocksport Indoor Climbing Room, located in the Community Room, 54 Carey Road, Queensbury, NY 12804.

For more information, please contact Kelley McAfee at 518-260-2102 or Traci Wallace at 518-772-7445 or through the group email address at Adirondack@imfsupport.org.

Visit the group’s website at Adirondack.support.myeloma.org

 

The SOWEGA Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in September, 2009, meets on the 2nd Monday of every other month beginning in January from 1:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Tower 2 – Conference Room A-B 427 W. Third Avenue Albany, GA 31701.

For more information, please contact Louise Chandler at 229-255-4345 or Nancy Bruno at 404-374-9020 or by E-mail at nbruno@myeloma.org. Visit the group website at  albany.support.myeloma.org.  

 

A Small Group in Fernandina that Meets monthly at different locations.

For more information, please contact Dianna Chiles at 904-491-0007 or Luvsuns@comcast.net

 

The Alaska Multiple Myeloma Awareness Group encourages you to join us to share and support fellow Alaskans with Myeloma. For more information, please E-mail us at Alaskamyelomagroup@gmail.com. Visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/AlaskaMMers. Visit the group website at alaska.myeloma.org.

The Ann Arbor Myeloma Support Group, founded in 2007, meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 7:30 – 9:00 PM at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Specialty Centers Area, Women’s Health Center, Room WHC-1A, 5320 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI.  Watch for bright yellow directional signs.

For more information, please contact Mary at 734-645-1713 or by E-mail at annarbormyelomagroup@yahoo.com.  

You can also visit their website at http://annarbor.support.myeloma.org.

 

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Don't Wait. Call Us.

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)
Worldwide: 1-818-487-7455

or e-mail us at infoline@myeloma.org

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Thomas Goode, multiple myeloma patient, International Myeloma Foundation support group leader
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Support Group Leader, Triangle Area Support Group, Raleigh-Durham, NC
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"The Triangle Area Support Group is a small group, but powerful with knowledge."
Support Group Contacts
Nancy Bruno
Nancy Bruno
Regional Director, Support Groups
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Nancy Bruno
Nancy Bruno
Regional Director, Support Groups

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
Kelly Cox
Director, Support Groups and Regional Community Workshops
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Kelly Cox
Kelly Cox
Director, Support Groups and Regional Community Workshops

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.

Jonathan Fitzpatrick
Jonathan Fitzpatrick
Support Group Coordinator
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Jonathan Fitzpatrick
Jonathan Fitzpatrick
Support Group Coordinator

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.

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Kelley Sidorowicz
Regional Director, Support Groups
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Kelley Sidorowicz Headshot
Kelley Sidorowicz
Regional Director, Support Groups

Kelley Sidorowicz joined the IMF’s Support Group team in 2019 after previously being part of the Advocacy team since 2016, working on federal and state policy issues as well as helping the IMF to grow our grassroots network. Previously, she worked in the health and wellness community as a certified health and wellness educator, personal trainer, and yoga instructor. Kelley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Frostburg State University. She resides in Southern Maryland.

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Robin Tuohy
Senior Director, Support Groups
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Robin Tuohy Headshot
Robin Tuohy
Senior Director, Support Groups

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.

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