SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

Welcome 🙂  All meetings are open to patients, their families, and caregivers.

2018 is a special year for Support Group growth!  Along with the regular Support Group Meetings, TMS is planning some expanded all-day Mini-Conference Regional Support Group Meetings, so if you can attend one in a state near you we would very much love to have you come, ask questions, and meet some new friends!

Below are the current Support Group Meeting listings… Please keep checking back for additional listings!

The goal is to have at least one group in every state – Click here to find the Support Group Leader in your area.   If you would like to become a Support Group Leader, or would like to assist, please let Cheri Smith or Rita Barlow know:  supportgroups@tmsforacure.org

(Be aware that this email cannot receive YAHOO email at this time.)

Please remember that meetings are scent-free (hair products, hand sanitizers, lotions, deodorants, etc), and any food and beverage that you bring should be allergy/trigger-free, with ingredients listed if to be shared with the group.

Have a wonderful time!



 PENNSYLVANIA Regional Support Group Meeting

When:  June 9, 2018…10:00-4:00 with sign-in beginning at 9:30

Where:  Trinity Episcopal Church, 301 N. Chester Rd, Swarthmore PA 19081

Speaker: Dr. Mariana Castells

There will be an hour and half  break to have lunch on your own.  Cheri Smith will be hosting this meeting, please RSVP to her at scoach62@hotmail.com


MISSOURI Springfield/Branson Support Group Meeting

When:  June 9… 1:00-3:00

Where:  Library Center (TLC) Harrison Room, 4653 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65810
 Please RSVP to Heather Largent   SpringfieldBransonMOsupport@tmsforacure.org

CA San Francisco Bay Area Support Group Meeting

When: June 9, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Kaiser Medical Building, 3701 Broadway in Oakland, CA. Ground floor in Meeting rooms B & C.

Parking: There is street parking as well as a parking lot connected to the building the meeting is in. There is no charge for parking on the weekends.

We will meet in a general support group meeting for all patients and caregivers from 1 pm until 2:45.  From 3-4 p.m. we will break up into two support groups one for caregivers and one for patients.

The Mastocytosis Society San Francisco Bay Area Support Group provides support to and is open to all patients with mast cell disorders or suspected mast cell disorders, their families and caregivers. There is no fee to attend.

Please refrain from wearing scented products or using heavily scented products, including laundry detergents, prior to the meeting.  Some patients are negatively affected by strong scents. Some patients react to food odors so we ask that attendees refrain from eating during the meeting.

Please RSVP if possible to sfbaysupport@tmsforacure,org. It is not necessary that you have RSVP’d to attend.  The dates for the rest of our meetings in 2018 are: September 8th and December 8th.


NORTH CAROLINA Support Group Meeting

When: Saturday, July 21, 2018 … 12:00 – 3:00

Where: Gaston County Library, 1555 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054

Hello Everybody, I know its been a while. I cant wait to see everybody. First of all, if  you have facebook we have a South Carolina/North Carolina/Georgia facebook now. I want to encourage everyone in NC, SC,and GA to take advantage of that.  The location has changed for this meeting because my Church is under some construction and I didn’t want anyone to have a reaction to what may be flying around. So Here WE GO…

PLEASE REMEMBER TO NOT WEAR ANY SCENTED COLOGNE OR LOTIONS OR ANYTHING WITH A SMELL.

DOGS ARE WELCOME TOO AS LONG AS THEY ARE SERVICE ANIMALS.

It’s across from the Schiele Museum, handicapped accessible and has no odors.  I really hope everyone can come, please bring a caregiver, they need to hear about this too and also can share with us.  I will have water available but they are not allowing any food.  If you need to bring crackers, that would be fine.  I love you all and can’t wait to see you.   Please make a commitment to come, it’s that important.

~Emily Bolden

 

Contact: Northcarolinasupport@tmsforacure.org


MICHIGAN Ann Arbor Regional Support Group Meeting

When:  Saturday, September 15, 2018… 10:00 – 4:30

Where:  NCRC 10 Research Auditorium #011S010 (part of the University of Michigan campus)

2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Speaker: Dr. Cem Akin.

Rita Barlow and Cheri Smith will both be attending this meeting 🙂  Please RSVP directly to Cheri Smith at scoach62@hotmail.com

Limited seating and scent-free.


CA San Francisco Bay Area Support Group Meeting

When: September 8, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Kaiser Medical Building, 3701 Broadway in Oakland, CA. Ground floor in Meeting rooms B & C.

Parking: There is street parking as well as a parking lot connected to the building the meeting is in. There is no charge for parking on the weekends.

The Mastocytosis Society San Francisco Bay Area Support Group provides support to and is open to all patients with mast cell disorders or suspected mast cell disorders, their families and caregivers. There is no fee to attend.

Please refrain from wearing scented products or using heavily scented products, including laundry detergents, prior to the meeting.  Some patients are negatively affected by strong scents. Some patients react to food odors so we ask that attendees refrain from eating during the meeting.

If you have any questions about the support group please email me at sfbaysupport@tmsforacure.org


MISSOURI St. Louis Regional Support Group Meeting

When:  October 6, 2018… 10:00-4:00

Where:  Missouri Baptist Hospital, 3015 North Ballas Road, Auditorium 1 & 2, Main Tower, 1st Floor, St. Louis, MO 63131

Speaker: Dr. Leonard Weinstock, GI physician (approved)

Both Rita and Cheri Smith will be hosting this meeting:)  RSVP directly to scoach62@hotmail.com


ARIZONA Support Group Meeting

When:  Saturday, November 3, 2018… 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where:  HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale AZ  85260

Speaker:  Dr. Theo Theoharides

Welcome to this new group!  RSVP to Cheri Smith at supportgroups@tmsforacure.org  (be aware that this email is not able to receive YAHOO emails at this time).  All meetings are scent-free.  We welcome patients, caregivers, and interested friends 🙂

CA San Francisco Bay Area Support Group Meeting

When: December 8, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Kaiser Medical Building, 3701 Broadway in Oakland, CA. Ground floor in Meeting rooms B & C.

Parking: There is street parking as well as a parking lot connected to the building the meeting is in. There is no charge for parking on the weekends.

The Mastocytosis Society San Francisco Bay Area Support Group provides support to and is open to all patients with mast cell disorders or suspected mast cell disorders, their families and caregivers. There is no fee to attend.

Please refrain from wearing scented products or using heavily scented products, including laundry detergents, prior to the meeting.  Some patients are negatively affected by strong scents. Some patients react to food odors so we ask that attendees refrain from eating during the meeting.

If you have any questions about the support group please email me at sfbaysupport@tmsforacure.org

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