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Support Groups

The IMF is often asked by patients if we know of support groups in their areas where they can meet others dealing with myeloma. There is a worldwide network of more than 150 myeloma support groups that hold regular meetings for members of the myeloma community.

Although the IMF does not sponsor these groups, we support their efforts and conduct annual summits for myeloma support group leaders. We encourage you to seek them out. Use the menu below for a list of the groups that we are aware of in your area.

United States : Arizona

Fountain Hills
The Fountain Hills Multple Myeloma Support & Networking Group, meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10am-noon at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13011 North Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. This is an excellent way to meet and interact with fellow myeloma patients and their family members, and learn new things about the treatment and management of myeloma. For more information please contact Ilana Kenville (619)-787-8651; ikenville@myeloma.org.

The East Valley Multiple Myeloma Education and Support Group, founded in September, 2014, meets on the 3rd Monday of each month from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2946 E. Banner Gateway Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85234, in the Coyote Conference Room. For more information, please call Samuel Chates, LMSW, RYT, at 480-256-5167 or by E-mail at Samuel.chates@bannerhealth.com.

The Phoenix Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in 1998, meets on the 1st Thursday of each month from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Cancer Support Community, 360 East Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ. For more information, please contact Brenda Gregory at 623-362-0853 or by E-mail at bgregory43@yahoo.com; or visit the group website at http://phoenix.myeloma.org.
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The Tucson Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in 1998, meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at the Arizona Cancer Center-UMC North, 3838 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719.  For more information, please contact Kathleen Pickrel at 520-694-4786 or by E-mail at kpickrel@umcaz.edu; or visit the group website at www.tucson.myeloma.org.
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