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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 : Washington State

Oregon and SW Washington (Duplicate listing, see Oregon)
Providence Cancer Center Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in February, 2002, meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 - 11:30 AM at Providence St. Vincent's Medical Center, 9135 SW Barnes Road, East Pavilion Conference Room 23 (main floor) Portland, OR 97225. For more information, please contact Erin Leake, LCSW at 503-216-2280 or by E-mail at erin.leake@providence.org; or Maureen McCormick LCSW at 503-216-2917 or by E-mail at Maureen.mccormick@providence.org.

Puget Sound
The Northwest MM Fighters, founded in January, 1998, usually meets at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 14230 SE Newport Way, Bellevue, WA 98006 on the 4th Saturday of each month (except July) from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. For more information, please contact Tom & Mary Blakney at (425)432-2928 or by E-mail mmfighters@comcast.net; or visit the group website at http://www.mmfighters.com/.
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Spokane/Coeur d'Alene, ID (Duplicate listing, see Idaho)
The Spokane, WA/Coeur d’Alene, ID Multiple Myeloma Support Network, founded in June, 2006, usually meets the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Valley Hospital, Valley Health and Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave, Spokane Valley, WA. Meeting room may vary. For more information and to join the E-mail list, please contact Howard Martinson at 208-661-1524 or by E-mail at howard.martinson@gmail.com; or Lisa Langelier at 509-675-2228 or by E-mail at langelier.lisa@gmail.com; or visit the group website http://spokane.support.myeloma.org.
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