(The New York State Assembly has issued a Resolution declaring March 2018 as Myeloma Action Month in New York State. The Orange County NY Legislature, and County Executive Ed Day of Rockland County NY, have issued County Proclamations declaring March 2018 as Myeloma Action Month in Orange and Rockland County. Orange County Legislator Paul Ruszkiewicz and Carlos Valle from the office of NYS Assemblyman James Skoufis presented their Proclamation and Resolution to the Orange County NY Multiple Myeloma Support Group at their March 2018 meeting. Much thanks to Assemblyman Skoufis, Legislator Ruszkiewicz and County Executive Day, as well as the entire NYS Assembly and Orange County Legislature, and all of the members of the Orange County NY Multiple Myeloma Support Group, for helping to raise awareness about Multiple Myeloma.)
The Orange County NY Multiple Myeloma Support Group was established in 2017 to help myeloma patients live better, stronger lives, through education, support, encouragement and socialization with others living with the disease. Patients (and their caregivers) with Multiple Myeloma, Smoldering MM, and MGUS are welcome to join our group and attend our group meetings.
Monthly meetings include round-table member discussions, and presentations and materials on myeloma news and information. We have expert guest speakers most months, who cover a wide variety of topics of interest to Myeloma patients. Click on each date (under EVENTS, below) to get more information about that meeting.
Reservations to attend our meetings are not required. Meetings are always free of charge, and include a fresh and delicious catered buffet brunch courtesy of Takeda Oncology. Please contact Adina with any ideas or requests for speakers, events, dietary needs/requests, etc.
Our meeting location is easily accessible from Orange County NY, and the rest of the Hudson Valley, as well as Northern NJ, and North Eastern PA. There is plenty of free and easy parking, and the building is handicapped accessible. We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month, from 10am-noon.
Orange County Department of Mental Health building
30 Harriman Drive
Goshen NY 10924
We respectfully request that anyone who is experiencing contagious symptoms stay home (or wear a mask, if appropriate) while contagious (coughing, sneezing, etc.), out of courtesy and concern for all of our members' health and safety.
For more information, please contact Adina Epstein at 845-326-6879 or OCNY@IMFsupport.org
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