Update on the COVID-19 pandemic

Information regarding COVID-19 is in constant change, as is the situation regarding vaccination and prioritization for immune-compromised individuals.

If you have any COVID-19-related questions, we’ve created a specific COVID section on our website that can be accessed by clicking here or by selecting the “News & Events” tab from our homepage. In this section, you’ll find the latest news and information about the pandemic in Canada from trustworthy and reliable sources.

Any specific questions that you may have regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, delays between vaccine dosing, and prioritization within your province are best answered by your healthcare team. They’re the ones who know you and your particular situation and are therefore in a position to best address your unique concerns.

Created by, and entirely focused on, Canadians impacted by myeloma, Myeloma Canada is the only national charitable organization committed to providing you with the most up-to-date and reliable information on myeloma. Some of the ways we do this is through our monthly e-newsletter, “Myeloma Matters”, as well as through our social media platforms.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at contact@myeloma.ca or toll-free at 1-888-798-5771 with any questions regarding our programs and services.

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Multiple Myeloma Sault Ste Marie Support Group

We are a community-based group for people affected by Myeloma serving Sault Ste Marie and the Algoma District. 

Our purpose is to break isolation, provide mutual support and to give myeloma survivors and their loved ones the support and information they need to live better, longer, stronger lives. We do this through education, encouragement and socialization with others living with the disease. 

Our mission is to provide local support, information, and advocacy in a confidential and caring environment while supporting the objectives of Myeloma Canada. In collaboration with the Algoma District Cancer Program of the Sault Area Hospital, we provide information to newly diagnosed patients as well as a circle of mutual support from those who are further along in their journey with myeloma. From patients, caregivers, family and friends we learn how to live with this disease. 

We provide

  • Information about myeloma including available treatment options
  • Opportunities for patients and caregivers to share personal experiences and information
  • Help to patients and caregivers so they can become better advocates of their own healthcare

We offer

  • Meetings alternating between informal ’share and care’ networking and educational 
  • Individualized one-on-one support
  • Connecting individuals with common interests/needs  
  • Transition after treatment ends 
  • Guest speakers to help educate and increase understanding of topics such as bone health, nutrition, clinical trials, new treatments, coping strategies, etc.

If multiple myeloma is affecting your life, you do not have to feel alone. There are others sharing a similar journey. We invite you to join us as we share support, comfort, information and friendship in a confidential, caring and positive environment.

For more information contact:

Marion Bentley, Co-Chair
Tel: (705) 941-1799 mobile
Email: ssmsupport@myeloma.ca

Maggie Ralph, Co-Chair
Tel: (705) 575-0208 home 
Email: ssmsupport@myeloma.ca

Diane Brown
Tel: (705) 542-1199 mobile
Email: ssmsupport@myeloma.ca

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