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2017 Ottawa-Gatineau Myeloma Walk – Steps to a Cure! 

Sunday , September 24th

This year’s Ottawa-Gatineau Myeloma Walk is being held on Sunday, September 24th at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Britannia Beach, Ottawa. Registration is at 12:30 and the March will take place from 1:00- 3:00 PM.

The Walk not only brings the community together and increases awareness of the disease but importantly helps fund clinical research and supports advocacy for accelerated access to game changing therapies for Canadian patients living with myeloma.

Half of the funds raised will support the work of the National Myeloma Research Network and half will support myeloma research at the Ottawa General Hospital.

Our fundraising goal this year is $75,000. With your help we can do it! Pull a team together of family and friends and register for the Walk or simply make a contribution on our Myeloma Canada Website at www.stepstoacure.ca . It all counts!

And come and join us on September 24th.  It will be fun! You can walk 1-5 km along a beautiful riverside trail or simply enjoy music, refreshment and conversation in the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre. We are looking forward to seeing you there!  

Thank you for your support!

Ottawa Gatineau Myeloma Walk Committee Chair

David Rideout

rideoutda@me.com

 

Support Group of Ottawa-Gatineau 

The meetings are generally held the first Tuesday of the following months:

September, October, November, December, March, April, May and June

The meetings are divided in 2 parts:

  • During the first part, an expert is invited to give a presentation on a subject of interest to Myeloma patients: treatments available, research in progress, drugs used and upcoming drugs, food habits, how to deal with the psychological impact, the financial implications, etc.
  • During the second part, the group has an open discussion where everyone can share their progress and bring to the table issues or concerns.

The meetings start at 6:45pm and end by 9:00pm.

2017 Spring Meeting Agenda

The Ottawa-Gatineau Multiple Myeloma Support Group invites Myeloma patients, family, caregivers and friends to our monthly information and sharing meetings.

Location
Maplesoft Centre                 
1500 Alta Vista Drive                         
Ottawa, Ontario, K1G3Y9

Time
6:45-8:45 PM

The meetings begin with a guest speaker and discussion followed by a session where patients and caregivers share their experience with the disease. The goal of our Support Group is to provide hope and to empower Myeloma patients, family, caregivers and friends through education, advocacy, patient care and support and sharing experiences.

Come join us!

Coming from the Queensway East
Exit 117 onto Vanier Parkway towards Riverside Drive. Keep left towards Riverside Drive. Turn left onto Vanier Parkway towards Riverside Drive. After the Queensway overpass, get into lane marked “Alta Vista Drive only”. Turn left onto Industrial Ave. Immediately turn right onto Alta Vista Drive. The destination is on the right.

Coming from Queensway West
Exit 117 onto Riverside Drive. Get into lane marked “Alta Vista Drive only”. Turn left onto Industrial Ave. Immediately turn right onto Alta Vista Drive. The destination is on the right.