Let’s Do It Again!
Last year our members were instrumental in raising over $80,000 for Myeloma research in Alberta by supporting our “Multiple Miles for Myeloma 2012 – Edmonton” 5 km walk/run. Let’s do it again this year.
Multiple Miles for Myeloma 2013 – Edmonton is Saturday, July 20, 2013
Welcome to Myeloma Alberta
The Myeloma Alberta Support Society provides support and education and promotes awareness, research, and advocacy for patients and caregivers (including family and friends) in Edmonton, as well as central and northern Alberta.
We welcome you to explore our website and contact us to address your interests and provide input to the information we provide. New ideas and members are always welcome!
Support Meetings are held bimonthly, allowing participants to share their experiences, to grow their knowledge, to hear presentations by guest speakers, and to interact with other patients / caregivers.
What is myeloma, or multiple myeloma?
Myeloma is a blood cancer that affects the plasma cells, and begins in the bone marrow. Multiple myeloma refers to the presence of myeloma in several areas of the bone marrow.
Additional detailed information can be obtained from the various myeloma links.
Support for Edmonton myeloma patients began in 2001 through an informal support group, which provided a forum for patients and caregivers to share experiences and knowledge of treatments and their responses.
In 2008, the Myeloma Alberta Support Society was formally established under the Societies Act of Alberta, complete with bylaws and objects. The first Board of Directors was also established to define objectives, action plans, and share responsibilities for attaining broadened results relating to support, education, awareness, research, and advocacy.
Join us at our regularly held meetings as follows:
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of the blood, specifically plasma cells which are found in bone marrow. The word ‘multiple’ is used because as these abnormal plasma cells invade the bone, many areas are affected.
The media never mentions it and public awareness fails unless a celebrity has it, or dies from it. It generally gets overlooked for funding compared to the more predominant cancers.
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