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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 : Arkansas

Jonesboro AR Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in October 2013, meets on the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the Jonesboro First Assembly of God, 1404 Stone Street, Jonesboro, AR 72401. For more information, please contact Tanja Mead at 870-897-1089 or by E-mail at tanjamead@yahoo.com or Mike Summers at 870-926-9077 or by email ark2mls@gmail.com. Visit the group website http://jonesboro.support.myeloma.org.
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Little Rock
Arkansas Cancer Research Center/Leukemia & Lymphoma Society all-blood-cancer support group, founded in 1993, meets every Wednesday from 5:00 - 6:30 PM at the UAMS Family Home, 4300 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205.  For more information, please contact Justin Crabb, LCSW, at 501-686-8145 or by E-mail at jmcrabb@uams.edu ; or visit the group website http://arkansas.myeloma.org.
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Memphis, TN/Eastern AR/Northwest MS (Multiple Listing, see Mississippi and Tennessee)
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. Visit the group website http://memphis.support.myeloma.org.
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Texarkana, AR/ Northwest, TX/Northeast, LA (Multiple listing, see Texas and Louisiana)
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. Visit the group website at http://texarkana.support.myeloma.org.
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