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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 : Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group, founded in 1995, meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1:30 - 3:30 PM at The Ralston House, 3615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA (near the U. of Penn. Medical Center). Newcomers are invited to arrive at 12:45 PM to register and meet quietly with group “veterans.” For more information, please contact Marilyn Alexander at 215-694-4146 or by E-mail at malex19115@comcast.net; or Maddie Hunter at 732-549-7981 or by E-mail at maddie@hunterunlimited.com; or visit the group website at www.philadelphia.myeloma.org.
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The Pittsburgh Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded October 2000, meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Our Clubhouse, 2816 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  For more information, please contact Yvonne Yaksic at 412-527-2702 or by E-mail at pittsburgh@imfsupport.org. Visit the group website at http://pittsburgh.support.myeloma.org.
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The Northeastern PA Multiple Myeloma Support Group, founded in October, 2013, meets on the 1st or 2nd Tuesday of every other month beginning in January, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at Candy’s Place, 190 Welles Street, Forty Fort, PA. For more information, please contact Candy’s Place at 570-714-8800, or Ron Bartizek at 570-406-3048 or by E-mail at rbartizek@gmail.com Visit the group website at http://wilkesbarre.support.myeloma.org.
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