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The Toronto & District Multiple Myeloma Support Group is comprised of myeloma patients, their caregivers, families, and friends. It grew out of a need for information and support in dealing with this rare cancerA term for diseases in which malignant cells divide without control. Terme désignant des maladies dans lesquelles les cellules malignes se divisent de manière anarchique. Les cellules cancéreuses peuvent envahir les tissus environnants et passer dans le sang et le système lymphatique pour atteindre d’autres parties du corps. Carcinogène : Toute substance ou agent produisant ou stimulant la croissance cancéreuse. cells can invade nearby tissues and spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body.. Our group welcomes patients and their spouses, caregivers, loved ones, significant others, family members and friends to join us as we share support, comfort, information and friendship in a relaxed, informal and confidential environment.
We publish a newsletter every second month which provides information on meetings, usually a transcript of the last meeting, a description of developments in the myeloma community, and a description of myeloma related events in the Toronto area.
For more information you can contact us directly and use our website that includes up-to-date information on upcoming events and the latest published newsletter.
We have the following opportunities to meet in-person or virtually:
- In-person meeting every second month that often has a guest speaker knowledgeable in myeloma, in associated health conditions, or on issues affecting myeloma patients.
- “Share and Care” virtual meetings, made up of patients and caregivers. These meetings are an opportunity to share our experiences in the myeloma journey.
- “Walk & Talk” – we meet every other week in High park and Earls Bales park and provide for all level of walkers the opportunity to meet and walk together,
- Social event – we organize social events like picnics, lunches in restaurants or BBQ at members homes few times year to enhance our informal connections and have fun together.