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Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group

Support Group Meetings:

The Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets on the 3rd Monday of each month (except July and August) from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Schedule for 2015

  • January 19
Open discussion concerning March Myeloma Awareness Month
  • February 16
LINC - Legal Information Network for Cancer
  • March 16
TBA
  • April 20
Nancy Bruno, regional support from IMF
  • May 18
Meditation Class
  • June 15
Ann McNeil, IMF Nurse Leadership Board
NO MEETINGS IN JULY OR AUGUST
  • September 21
Jennifer Blosser, oncology social worker from MCV Bone Transplant Unit-topic Caregivers
  • October 24 (Sat)
IMF Regional workshop (in lieu of regular meeting)
  • November 16
TBA 
  • December 21
Holiday Gathering

Meeting Location: 

Henrico Doctor's Hospital
1620 Skipwith Road, Richmond, VA 23229

Forest Conference Room (use Forest Rd. entrance near Emergency Room)

Driving Directions:

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About Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group
Patients, caregivers and friends share their knowledge and experiences on treatments, coping with side effects, medical insurance, participation in clinical trials, new scientific and clinical research and provide mutual support and encouragement.

We also invite experts to join us and share their knowledge.

Mission
Our mission is to be an ongoing resource for information, support, shared experiences and hope for persons with multiple myeloma, their family and friends.

What is Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the cells in the bone marrow that affects production of red cells, white cells and stem cells. More specifically, it is an uncontrolled growth of plasma cells which attack and destroy bone. It is the 2nd largest of the blood cancers affecting an estimated 750,000 people worldwide; in industrialized countries it is growing in number and affecting increasingly younger people. Although there is no known cure, multiple myeloma is treatable and outcomes are constantly improving.

Contact:

Barbara Marx at 804-355-6217 or by email at gobabsgo@aol.com
or Mindy Fast at 804-262-1821 or by email at mcfast123@verizon.net


Barbara Marx and Ronne Jacobs
The Greater Richmond Multiple Myeloma Support Group web site is supported and hosted by the International Myeloma Foundation.