About Us

Mission

Our mission is to provide support for Myeloma survivors and caregivers and to provide education on our disease to each other as well as the general public.

How We Fulfill Our Mission

We have a support group of people who have been directly impacted by Myeloma.  We share our personal experiences with each other because we all know to some degree what the rest of the group is going through.  It is a unique friendship and support that you can only get from talking to another survivor or caregiver.

Goals

We want Myeloma survivors to gain perspective and be appreciative for the gift of life.  We want to help make the journey easier by being there for each other and knowing we are not alone in this.  We can help each other achieve a good quality of life in spite of the obstacles we have been given.

Meeting

We meet once a month, we work to meet the needs of our survivors and caregivers.  We talk about our different treatments and their side effects.  We discuss how best to cope with them and what to expect.  We use the collaborative efforts of the group to help each other that our situation and our feelings are not unique.  We use each other for advice and information to help us get through this ordeal.

Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM

When: 3rd Tuesday of Every Month

Location: Hope Lodge
237 East Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401

There is parking out front of the Lodge, for those with special needs only.  Turn on to Carrigan Drive from East Avenue.  Take a right at the first light on to Beaumont Drive and then take the first right into the Employee Lot.  Security will open the gate starting at 4:40pm. If the gate isn’t open, you will have to come back to the Hope Lodge, park out front, come in and get a parking pass from us and go back to the gate. Once inside the gate proceed to the back of the lot and take a right to the end of the parking lot.  There are specific parking spots for the Hope Lodge clients, but feel free to park anywhere.  Follow the walkway to the Lodge, our Meeting Room is located directly to the left after you come in the front door.

For more information, please contact

Kay Cromie
Phone: 802-655-9136
E-mail at Burlington@imfsupport.org

JoAnn Nielson, RN
E-mail at Burlington@imfsupport.org