The Chesapeake Multiple Myeloma Network Group

Press Release
Multiple Myeloma: Public Policy & Advocacy 101
International Myeloma Foundation Policy Advocate to Speak at Eastern Shore Cancer Group Meeting
Ms. Lindsey Trischler, a policy associate working in the Washington DC office of the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF),will speak at the quarterly meeting of the Chesapeake Multiple Myeloma Network (CMMN) on Saturday, May 14th at 4:00 PM in the Large Conference Room of the Eastern Shore Conservation Center (114 S. Washington St., Easton). The talk, Multiple Myeloma: Public Policy & Advocacy 101, is free and open to the public. Ms. Trischler will discuss a variety of topics that bear on the wellbeing of myeloma patients and their families such as health care and drug insurance availability, coverage, and cost, clinical and related myeloma research funding, regulation of the development and approval of new treatments, and the availability of financial and other forms of support services for myeloma patients and their families. She will also address how the IMF and its sister organizations advocate at the state and federal levels on behalf of myeloma patients and their families. Ms. Trischler’s presentation should also be of interest to those experiencing other blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.  
The Chesapeake Multiple Myeloma Network (CMMN) is an informal eastern-shore group of individuals affected by multiple myeloma.  Its mission is “to provide ongoing resources of information, support, shared experiences, and hope for persons with multiple myeloma, their families, and friends.” CMMN’s meetings last about an hour and a half.
Parking is available in the Conservation Center’s Washington St. lot and on Washington St. itself. The Center is handicapped accessible. For further information about CMMN please contact Bob Kelly at 410-226-5345 or René Fuentes at:   

Welcome to the Chesapeake Multiple Myeloma Network Group.  If you are living with Multiple Myeloma, you need not be alone. You'll find others whose experience can be a source of strength, hope, and inspiration. If you are a caregiver or caring friend, your needs will be addressed with programs sensitive to your particular needs. We invite you to join us and to benefit from a wealth of knowledge, comfort, friendship, and good times.

We meet quarterly the first Saturdays of February, May, August and November from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise announced on this page.

Meetings are held at:

Eastern Shore Conservation Center
Large Conference Room
114 S. Washington St.
Easton, MD 21601


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