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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 : Massachusetts

Boston
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Multiple Myeloma Patient &; Caregiver Education and Discussion Group, founded in February, 2011, meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5:30 -7:00 PM in room 306/307 of the Yawkey Building. Each meeting includes a presentation by a member of Dana-Farber's Multiple Myeloma medical team, followed by a discussion group for patients and caregivers. Parking is validated in the garage and a light dinner will be served. Registration is required. To register, or for more information, please contact Larisa Patacchiola, LICSW at 617-582-7576 or by E-Mail at larisa_patacchiola@DFCI.Harvard.edu.

Central MA
Central MA Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets on the 1st Monday of each month (with some exceptions) from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Southgate at Shrewsbury, 30 Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. For more information, please contact Denis Herlihy at 508-829-0986 or by E-mail at the herlihyfamily@charter.net; or Dick Dion at 508-839-6816 or by E-mail at ddion1130@verizon.net.

Greater Boston - Multiple Myeloma Networking Group - Facing Cancer Together
The Multiple Myeloma Networking Group, Facing Cancer Together, founded in 2001, typically meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  For exact dates, please visit the Facing Cancer website and click on the monthly calendar:  www.facing-cancer.org.   Meeting location is: United Methodist Church, 430 Walnut Street, Newton, MA.  For more information, please contact Joyce Collier at 617-332-5777 or by Email at jcollier@facing-cancer.org.
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