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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.

The Canton Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded June 2016, meets on the 4th Monday from 6:30-8:30 PM at Gabrail Cancer Center, 4875 Higbee Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44718. For more information, please contact Stephanie McCrae at 330-933-0709 or by E-mail at canton@IMFsupport.org. Visit the group website canton.support.myeloma.org.
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Cincinnati Area Multiple Myeloma Networking Group, founded in January 2007, meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at The Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242.  For more information, please contact Hugh Schaffer at 513-289-6842 or by E-mail at hugh69marie@gmail.com; or Maryanne Brennan at 513-871-3973 or by E-mail at maryanne_brennan@hotmail.com; or visit the group website  www.cincy.myeloma.org.
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This group, founded in 1994, meets quarterly (January, April, July, October) at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute (Conference Room, R 3-002) from 1:30 - 3:00 PM.  Parking fees are reimbursed.  For exact dates and further information, please contact Amy Bauer, LISW-S, at 216-636-0187 or by E-mail at Bauera2@ccf.org.

The Columbus Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in September, 2009, meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at The Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, 1200 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, OH, 43220.  For more information, please contact Nick Menedis at home 614-868-8506, cell 614-216-4852 or by E-mail at nicksandy48@gmail.com; or visit the group website Columbus.support.myeloma.org.
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Mayfield Heights
The Mayfield Heights Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in November, 2012, meets on the 1st Monday of each month from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, in the Monarch Center, 5885 Landerbrook Drive, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124. For more information, please contact Sharon McLain, LISW, at 440-995-2746 or by E-mail at Sharon.mclain@uhhospitals.org Visit the group website at http://mayfieldheights.support.myeloma.org.
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Northwest Ohio
The Northwest Ohio Area Multiple Myeloma Support & Networking Group, founded in October, 2011, meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Perrysburg Way Public Library, 101 E Indiana Avenue, Meeting Rooms A & B, Perrysburg, OH 43551.  For further information, please contact Thomas Dick at 419-206-6633, or by E-mail at tomd792@bex.net or visit the group website nwohio.support.myeloma.org.
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