Caregiver Breakout Session

May 20, 2017 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Happy spring to you all. I am so looking forward to this Saturday's meeting. It will be our twice a year caregiver breakout session. We will be joined by Rose Vondrashek and Dr. Elisha Morrison. We will spend our first hour doing introductions as usual. For  our second hour we will break apart - caregivers will go with Rose and Elisha, the  survivors will stay with me (and the donuts).

A couple of reminders…
June 4th is the annual national cancer survivors day. There will be an event at the Rochester international event center. Reservations are required by May 24, 2017. You can call 507-538-6001 or email

June 10 will be the International Myeloma Foundation's regional community workshop in Edina. This is a one day free seminar held at the Westin in Edina. You can go to to register. Guest speakers will be Dr. Craig Cole from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Dr. Martha Lacy from Mayo Clinic Rochester and "yours truly".



TIME & LOCATION - We are meeting at the Gift of Life Transplant House, 705-2nd street location (north side/old house) from 10:00 AM to Noon.  Multiple myeloma survivors, caregivers, family and friends are welcome. Please join the group.  Light refreshments provided by Takeda Oncology, meeting space provided by the Gift of Life Transplant House, educational materials provided by the IMF.

HELPING HANDS - I typically arrive around 9:00/9:15 to arrange chairs, set up food and lay out materials.  For future meetings, if anyone is able to plan in advance to assist with set up, please let me know.  If you are unable to arrive early, assistance with clean up afterwards is just as helpful.

This sharing group holds free meetings for multiple myeloma patients and their families. We offer the opportunity for informal discussions and questions, and occasionally have invited speakers to provide information about various topics related to the cancer experience.

For more information, please contact Teresa Miceli at


Gift of Life Transplant House (North Location)
705 2nd Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902