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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.

Canada : Alberta


The Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society meets the second Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. We offer speakers, open discussions, separate caregiver meetings and social gatherings.

Our meetings are open to myeloma warriors, their caregivers, family and friends.

The 2015 meetings will take place on the following dates:

January 8
Updates from 2014 ASH Conference – Dr. Bahlis/Dr. Neri
Fireside Room – Delta Calgary South - 135 Southland Dr. SE

February 12
Pizza night at BP
33rd St. and Bow Trail

March  12
AGM and Speaker – Ken Smith, CA
Wellspring – 1404 Home Road NW

April 9

May 14                       

Annual Family BBQ

July 25                        
7th Annual Walk/Run

September 10            

October 24/25           
You, Me and Myeloma 2015 Conference
Delta Calgary South – 135 Southland Dr. SE

November 12   

SAMPS Christmas Party

For more information please contact:
Norma Gilbert, P.O. Box 8165, Station A, Calgary, Alberta,T2H 0H7, (587) 998 7267, email: sampswarriors@gmail.com ; website: southernalbertamyeloma.org

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The Myeloma Alberta Support Society has four key focus areas (support; education/awareness; advocacy; and research) in its delivery of patient and care-giver assistance, working to reach those in the Edmonton region, as well as in Central and Northern Alberta.
The Myeloma Alberta Support Society meets on the first Saturday of every second month (except in August), from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Guest speakers and discussion topics are typically posted on our website as well as at the Cross Cancer Institute a month prior to the meeting.

The dates of our Support Meetings for 2011 are as follows:

  • February 4
  • April 14
  • June 2
  • August 18
  • October 6
  • December 1
  • February 2, 2013

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church (rear entrance)
11223 - 51 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

For more information, please contact:

Alberta Cancer Board and Foundation

The Alberta Cancer Board and Foundation (www.cancerboard.ab.ca) work toward a future without cancer, by coordinating and funding collaborative cancer research and by providing evidence-based prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and care.

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