About Us

All interested persons, patients, caregivers and friends, searching for knowledge and support to help manage and cope with the overwhelming challenges brought about by this diagnosis are encouraged to attend. No dues are charged although a donation box is available to help defray the cost of office supplies, brochures, literature and printing.

We meet at the Mayo Clinic, Cannaday Bldg., Room 1106, 4500 San Pablo Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32224 on the second Wednesday of each month, 6:00 - 8:30 PM. No meeting in December, and off site meetings in January and July​. Call or email for details.

Meeting Agendas

All those attending the meetings share their experience and knowledge regarding treatments, side effects, medical insurance, participation in clinical trials, new scientific and clinical research, etc. in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. Speakers are often invited who are knowledgeable with these issues and topics.

Our support group functions as an information providing and networking group composed of interested patients, partners, caregivers, family and friends living in the greater Jacksonville Area and the surrounding counties of:

-St Johns (South of Jacksonville)

-Nassau (North of Jacksonville).

-Clay County (Southwest of Jacksonville)

-Baker County (Northwest of Jacksonville)

-Bradford & Union Counties (West of Jacksonville)

Our mission is to share knowledge and to provide an environment of hope for those facing the challenges of Multiple Myeloma. We focus on encouraging one another to continue to embrace the positive moments and joyous aspects of our lives, and to not forget that humor can be a respite and a true health enhancer.

Information for the Patient

Every month at our meetings you will find a table overflowing with brochures and literature covering current myeloma topics, plus photocopies of articles relating to myeloma, nutrition, integrative therapies and other pertinent information. In addition, all new members receive a folder with a welcome letter, reprints of informative articles, and a list of our Mentor/Mentee one-on-one help line members. Refreshments are provided at the meeting break allowing time for everyone to engage informally in discussions while enjoying the food and beverages.

For more information, please contact group co-chairs

Dianna Chiles 
(904) 491-0007 or by E-Mail at luvsuns@comcast.net.

Anne Pacowta 
(321) 591-8702  or by E-Mail at apacowta@myeloma.org