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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)
The Oregon and Southwest WA chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, founded in September 2006, meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 - 11:30 AM at St. Vincent's Medical Center, 9135 SW Barnes Road, East Pavilion Conference Room 23 (main floor) Portland, OR. For more information, please contact A'lee Wardwell at 503-215-5305 or by E-mail at a'lee.wardwell@providence.org; or Kristin Sacco at 971-230-2297.

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. Facility phone 425-746-9800. 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://mmfighters.home.comcast.net.
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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, offers support through E-mail and by telephone. Several meetings are scheduled throughout the year as determined by the group. 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.
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