As the COVID-19 respiratory virus spreads around the world, the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) continues to be here for you. The IMF takes the health and safety of myeloma patients seriously and has recommended temporarily cancelling in-person support group meetings.
The IMF has offered to support group leaders the technology and instruction to host virtual meetings using GoToMeeting. Please contact Robin Tuohy (firstname.lastname@example.org) for specific virtual meeting details.
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The Connecticut Multiple Myeloma Fighters Information group members enjoyed our first VIRTUAL support group meeting on April 8. These virtual meetings can inspire us to connect and be social and supportive, while we physically distance, and strive to be kind and do the best for everyone.
We had the opportunity to see each other and catch up on life as well as myeloma patient safety and the coronavirus. I think what we enjoyed most was just sharing and laughing together. Hearing about opening day and one of our member’s son catching his first fish! Another member shared about his granddaughter being born.
Please note there will NOT be a virtual support group meeting in August. Enjoy the Summer Break and we look forward to virtually meeting together again on September 9. Stay Safe!
The Connecticut Multiple Myeloma Fighters Information Group meets on most second Wednesdays of the month from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Prospect Public Library, 17 Center Street, Prospect, CT 06712. For more information, please contact Michael or Robin Tuohy at 203-206-3536 or Jon Fitzpatrick at 203-709-0744. You can also reach us at email@example.com
You are not alone. The Connecticut Multiple Myeloma Fighters Information Group is part of a network of worldwide myeloma specific support groups affiliated with the International Myeloma Foundation. Myeloma can very often be treated successfully, and many patients live long and productive lives after being diagnosed. We encourage you to learn as much as possible, to seek out the opinion of a myeloma expert and to form a relationship together to determine the best treatment plan for you.
At our meetings, patients, caregivers and friends share their knowledge and experiences on treatments, coping with side effects, medical insurance, participation in clinical trials, new scientific and clinical research and provide mutual support and encouragement.
We also invite experts to join us and share their knowledge. Call, email or mail to get on our email/phone list so you can receive the meeting announcements. You can also view the details of our next support group meeting, get driving directions, etc. here on our web site.
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