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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 : North Carolina

Charlotte
The Charlotte Area Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in December, 2010, meets on the 1st Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road, Ligon Building, Charlotte, NC 28226.  For more information, please contact Sandy or David Hirsch at 704-840-6740 or by E-mail at shirsch48@gmail.com.
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Charlotte West
The Historic West Charlotte Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded August 2013, meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2600 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216. For more information, please contact James Turner at 704-375-0276 or by E-mail at jturner19@bellsouth.net.

Durham/Duke University
The Duke University's MM Support Group, founded in June 2011, is currently under review for future meetings. For more information, Kristine Pelletier, MSW at 919-668-1036 or by E-mail at kristine.pelletier@duke.edu.

Raleigh-Durham
This Multiple Myeloma/Blood Cancer group meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM at Duke Hospital, Morris Cancer Center, 200 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710.  For more information, please contact Patrick Plumeri, Group Facilitator, at 919-684-4497 or by E-mail at Patrick.plumeri@duke.edu.

Triangle Area
The Triangle Area Multiple Myeloma Support Group, starting March 29, 2014, will meet on the 4th Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707. For more information, please contact: Andy Downs at 682-472-1796, or by E-mail at andrewdowns826@gmail.com; or Carol Cunningham at 919-308-3255, or by E-mail at ccunningham@fmrealty.com.