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Toronto and District

The Toronto & District Multiple Myeloma Support Group is composed of multiple myeloma survivors and their primary caregivers and grew out of a need for information and mutual support in dealing with this unusual disease. We have members from across the Greater Toronto area. We invite you to join us as we share support, comfort, information and friendship.
The purpose of the group is to explore and discuss the wide range of treatment options and to give myeloma survivors and their loved ones the support and information they need to live longer, stronger lives. In recent years there have been improvements in treatments. We have guest speakers to help educate and increase understanding of topics such as clinical trials, new treatments and coping strategies.

In 2012, the group meets from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm on the following dates:
February 4th
April 14th
June 2nd
August 4th
October 6th
December 1st

The meeting location is the Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, North York, Ontario. Please enter the church by the north door.

How to Get There:

Driving: Take the Don Valley Parkway (north or south,) exit east on Lawrence Ave. East. Turn north (left) at the first intersection, which is Underhill Drive and continue north two blocks to the church on the left hand side. There is ample free parking available.
Public Transportation: Take the Lawrence Ave. East bus (Route #54) from the Yonge and Eglinton subway station. Exit the bus at Underhill Drive and walk two blocks north to the church. Or take the Woodbine 91C bus from the Woodbine Station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line. This bus goes up Underhill Drive past the church.

Each Meeting has a three part agenda.
• First, there is usually a guest speaker invited to address different aspects of care and treatment options and answer questions from the group.
• Second, we have a brief break with refreshments and informal networking.
• Third, Time permitting, we continue with a discussion group and cover topics of individual interest.
Educational material on myeloma and treatment options, group newsletters and DVD’s are available at each meeting for attendees.

For more information contact:
Don Hunter (416) 759-6348; donaldrhunter@sympatico.ca  
Mike Kacsor (416) 260-1915; kacsor.patkau@sympatico.ca  
Paul Stirling (416) 463-5887; paul.stirling@sympatico.ca  

Please visit the Toronto & District Multiple Myeloma Support Group website: www.myelomatoronto.ca

Don Hunter