What's Happening in the Canadian Myeloma Community?
Highlights from the Oshawa InfoSession
Over 60 patients and caregivers from the myeloma community surrounding the Oshawa, Ontario, area joined us for the first patient and caregiver InfoSession of 2018.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to our special guest speaker, Dr. Shaji Kumar, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for presenting important topics on understanding myeloma and its treatment to our community. We would also like to thank Support Group Leader, Leslie Weatherby, from Cobourg, Ontario, for sharing her story and experiences in living with myeloma.
Presentation by Dr Shaji Kumar

Dr Julie Côté and Manon Veilleux
New Support Group in Quebec City
On February 3, 2018, the new Support Group in Quebec City, under the leadership of Manon Veilleux, held its very first support group meeting at L’Hôpital de L’Enfant-Jésus for over 15 patients and caregivers. Guest speakers Dr. Julie Côté presented topics on understanding myeloma and its treatment, while Michelle Oana from Myeloma Canada presented the programs and services available for patients and caregivers. To join the support group, or for more information, click here .
Left: Dr Jesse Shustik
Bottom Right: Cindy Manchulenko
Meet & Greet in Surrey,
British Columbia

On February 10, 35 patients and caregivers gathered for a patient and caregiver Meet & Greet event in Surrey, British Columbia. It was a wonderful opportunity for individuals to meet and exchange with others impacted by myeloma in the lower mainland, and learn more about the disease and its management. Thank you to Dr Shustik for giving a presentation to the group on Myeloma 101, as well as to Cindy Manchulenko for presenting Side Effect Management. A sincere thank you to Kundan Uppal-Dubinsky and Keith Taylor for helping to coordinate this event and for your dedication in making myeloma matter.

As a result of the meeting, we are pleased to announce the formation of a new support group in Surrey and surrounding areas! To join this group, or for more information, please contact Kundan, at gkdub@shaw.ca .
Drum Circle in St John’s, Newfoundland

Join Tom Alteen and the myeloma community in Newfoundland for a drum circle fundraiser event on March 4, 2018!

Linda Allard
Lunchtime Gift Wrapping at Acier AGF in Longueuil, Quebec

I n December 2017, Linda Allard spent her lunchtimes at her work, Acier AGF, wrapping Christmas presents for employees, in exchange for donations to Myeloma Canada. After having wrapped 106 gifts, Linda raised $400, gave it to the AGF Foundation, and the foundation turned around and doubled the donation! Michelle Oana, Associate Director of Development and Communications was pleased to join both Linda and Catherine Gendron, General Director of the AGF Foundation, for an official cheque presentation in the amount of $800 to Myeloma Canada! Thank you, Linda and the AGF Foundation, for your support in making myeloma matter!
Find out about the many ways you can support Myeloma Canada by clicking here.