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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 : Tennessee

Chattanooga, TN / Northwest GA (Duplicate listing, see Georgia)
The Chattanooga Area Multiple Myeloma Networking Group, founded in 1995, meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except July & December) from 6:00–7:30 PM at Memorial Center for Cancer Support, Memorial Cancer Center Plaza, 605 Glenwood Drive, Suite 307, Chattanooga, TN.  For more information, please contact Linda and Jack Huguelet at 423-886-3554, or by E-mail at chattanoogammsg@gmail.com or Rhonda Edwards at 423-495-7778 or by E-mail at Rhonda_Edwards@memorial.org (Note there is an underscore between Rhonda and Edwards); or visit the group website at www.chattanooga.myeloma.org.
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Memphis, TN / Eastern AR / Northwest, MS (Duplicate listing, see Arkansas and Mississippi)
The Memphis/Mid-South Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in May, 2013, meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:00 PM, at Shoemaker Financial, 2176 West Street, Suite 110, Germantown, TN 38138. For more information, please contact Jim Shoemaker at 901-757-5757 or by E-mail at jshoemaker@shoemakerfinancial.com.

Nashville
The Nashville Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in 2008, meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM at Gilda’s Club, 1707 Division Street, Nashville, TN 37203.  Refreshments provided.  For more information, please contact Kelly Fields Owens, LMSW at 615-322-4887 or by E-mail at kelly.owens@vanderbilt.edu; or Rus Roach at 615-664-6021 or by E-mail at rus.roach@firstbaptistnashville.org.

Northeast Tennessee (Tri-Citi Area)
The Northeast Tennessee Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in 2007, meets on the 1st Saturday of each month from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Health Resource Center at The Mall at Johnson City, 2011 North Roan Street, Johnson City, TN. For more information, please contact Darlene Jessee at 423-538-6923 or by E-mail at Pennywort6@charter.net; or visit the group website www.netn.myeloma.org.
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