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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 : Texas

Austin
This group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:15 PM at Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones Drive, Austin, TX.  For more information, please contact Curt Randall, at 512-328-8075, or by E-mail nil_desperandum@outlook.com.
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Dallas
North Texas Myeloma Support Group, founded in 1996, meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM on the 10th floor, ARA meeting room 10105 at the new Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, 3410 Worth Street, Dallas, TX 75246. A parking voucher is available when you park in parking garage #4, level 3, and use the Skybridge to enter the 2nd floor to the elevators. For more information, please contact Yelak Biru, through the support group website at http://northtexas.myeloma.org, or by calling the group voice mail at 972-504-6307 or by E-mail at northtexas@myeloma.org.
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East Texas
The East Texas Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in 2006, meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Gardens of Gladewater, 108 Lee Street, Gladewater, TX 75647.  For more information, please contact Jesse Oller at 903-343-1860 or by E-mail at JesseOller@msn.com; or Ed Evans at 903-839-4653 or by E-mail at candeEvans@yahoo.com.

Fort Worth
The Multiple Myeloma Networking Group is presented by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Cancer Care Services.  This group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Cancer Care Services, 623 South Henderson, Fort Worth, TX 76104.  For more information, please contact Jane Beeson at 972-354-8303 or 800-800-6702 or by E-mail at Jane.Beeson@lls.org.

Houston
The Norma Jones Houston Myeloma Support Group, founded in 2001, meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the American Cancer Society, 6301 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX. For more information, please contact Marie Curry at 713-965-0940 or by E-mail: tcurry6203@sbcglobal.net.

Kingwood
The Kingwood Area Myeloma Support Group, founded in September, 2010, meets on the 3rd Saturday of alternate months (January, March, May, July, September, November) from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM at the Episcopal Church School, 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339. For more information, please contact Mike Boyd at 281-360-9267 or by E-mail at mboyd4814@gmail.com.

Lubbock
The Lubbock Texas Support Group, founded in October 2012, meets on the 1st Monday of each month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the ACS Center, 3511 10th Street, Lubbock, TX. For more information, please contact Ken McEachern at 806-778-7067 or Gail Fargason at 806-632-6644 or by E-mail at gailfargason@outlook.com..

San Antonio
This group is sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the John Hornbeak Building, 4450 Medical Drive, Aransas Room, San Antonio, TX 78229. For more information, contact Adrianna Cole at 512-491-6610 or by Email at Adrianna.Cole@lls.org.

Texarkana, AR / Northwest, TX / Northeast, LA (Multiple listing, see Arkansas and Texas)
Texarkana Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in 2011, meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at St. Michael Hospital, 2600 St. Michael Drive, Texarkana, TX 75506; in Conference Room #2. For more information, please contact Andy Shoptaw at 870-773-0273 or 903-826-7993 or by E-mail at jwshoptaw@live.com.

Tyler
The Tyler TX Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in 2014, usually meets on the 3rd Thursday of every other month from 12:00 - 1:30 PM at Texas Oncology, 910 East Houston St., North Park building, Tyler, TX. For more information, please contact Jill Dickerson at 903-579-9800, or by E-mail at Jill.Dickerson@usoncology.com.