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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 : Illinois

Chicago
The Chicago Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in 2006, meets the 1st Monday of each month from 3:30 - 5:00 PM at The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center campus at Northwestern University, in the Feinberg Pavilion, 251 E. Huron St., 3rd Floor, Conf Room D. Parking garage is connected to Galter Pavilion, which connects to the Feinberg Pavilion. Bring ticket to any Patient Services desk for validated reduced parking. For more information, please call 312-695-4523.

Hinsdale
The Hinsdale Multiple Myeloma Networking Group, founded in 1995, meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at The Wellness House, 131 N. County Line Road, Hinsdale, IL.  For more information, contact Maigenete Mengesha, PhD, at 630-654-5111 or by E-mail at mmengesha@wellnesshouse.org.

Homewood
This group, founded in 2001, meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the Cancer Support Center, 2028 Elm Road, Homewood, IL.  For more information, please contact Melissa Strick, LPC at 708-798-9171 or by E-mail at mstrick@cancersupportcenter.org.

Northbrook
The Northbrook Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in 1995, meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at the Cancer Wellness Center, 215 Revere Drive, Northbrook, IL.  For more information, please contact Priscilla Andrews, M.A., LPC, Clinical Associate, at 847-509-9595 or by E-mail at pandrews@cancerwellness.org .

Southwest IL/Northeast MO Area (Duplicate listing, see Missouri)
The MO/IL Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in September, 2005, meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at the Saint Joseph Medical Park, Education Room, 1475 Kisker Road (Off Highway 94), St. Charles, MO. For more information, please contact Carla Bouselli at 636-795-4498 or by E-mail at atcbouselli@centurytel.net; or the group E-mail at stcharles@imfsupport.org.