Building and Growing Your Myeloma Community
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Apr 13, 2021 / 06:25PM - 08:00PM PDT
SoCal Myeloma Community Chapter

Event Description

The purpose of the SoCal Myeloma Community Chapter (SMCC) is to connect, educate, and support myeloma patients and caregivers throughout Southern California and surrounding regions. 

The April meeting will focus on building and growing your myeloma community, Step #1 in the #CureinFive initiative. Working together we can help each other achieve better long-term health and speed the discovery of a cure. This interactive meeting will focus on:

  • The challenges, successes, and tips for building a comprehensive care team in southern California
  • The value of coaching/mentoring programs
  • The current needs and best practices for ongoing patient/caregiver/supporter education and connection

Schedule & Agenda

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Pre-meeting log-in virtual mingle
06:25PM
Audience
-Share your celebrations with friends in the chat room
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Welcome to the SoCal Myeloma Community
06:35PM
Audrey, Todd, and Diane
- Getting to know the members- interactive polling session and survey results - “CureinFive Initiative” overview
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Building your myeloma team
06:50PM
Todd and Diane
-Interactive discussion on challenges, successes and tips for building your comprehensive care team
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The value of having a myeloma coach on your team
07:05PM
Rozalyn Hite
-Rozalyn Hite, Myeloma Coach Program Director and SoCal Region Myeloma Coaches shares the value of having a myeloma coach on your team
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Growing the SoCal myeloma community
07:20PM
Todd and Diane
-Interactive discussion on current needs and best practices for ongoing patient/caregiver/supporter education and connection -Feedback on proposed outreach resource and a call to action
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Member open forum
07:35PM
All members
- Actionable insights on clinical news, trials, resources, assistance programs, advocacy, fundraising and upcoming events
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Virtual mingle
07:50PM
All members
Optional virtual mingle

Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Todd Kennedy
Todd Kennedy

Todd Kennedy is a Myeloma Coach and grateful patient. His background includes over 30 years working in the pharmaceutical industry until he and his wife Diane retired from their respective first careers to devote their time and talents as patient advocates, Myeloma Crowd coaches, and ambassadors for City of Hope’s expansion to Orange County. Todd is living life to the fullest with his wife and sons in Orange County, CA.

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The panelist Diane Kennedy
Diane Kennedy

Diane has lived in Southern California for most of her life. Her husband Todd was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2017. She spent her career working in marketing until January 2020 when she and Todd retired from their respective first careers, to devote their time and talents as patient advocates, Myeloma Crowd coaches, and ambassadors for City of Hope’s expansion to Orange County. She and her husband are committed to helping improve and advance cancer care for all patients and feel a collaborative, virtual support group that draws from this region is an excellent way to help current patients and their families, and future generations of cancer thrivers as well.

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The panelist Rozalynn Hite
Rozalynn Hite

Rozalynn Hite is the Myeloma Coach Director and wife of myeloma patient Richard Hite. Rozalynn is an occupational therapist and mother of three beautiful children.

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