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

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

Pre-meeting log-in virtual mingle
-Share your celebrations with friends in the chat room
Welcome to the SoCal Myeloma Community
Audrey, Todd, and Diane
- Getting to know the members- interactive polling session and survey results - “CureinFive Initiative” overview
Building your myeloma team
Todd and Diane
-Interactive discussion on challenges, successes and tips for building your comprehensive care team
The value of having a myeloma coach on your team
Rozalyn Hite
-Rozalyn Hite, Myeloma Coach Program Director and SoCal Region Myeloma Coaches shares the value of having a myeloma coach on your team
Growing the SoCal myeloma community
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
Member open forum
All members
- Actionable insights on clinical news, trials, resources, assistance programs, advocacy, fundraising and upcoming events
Virtual mingle
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 been an active and engaged care partner with Todd, her husband, since he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2017. In January 2020 they retired to devote their time and talents as patient advocates, HealthTree coaches, and grateful patient speakers/ambassadors for City of Hope. They are committed to helping improve and advance cancer care for all patients and feel a collaborative, virtual support group is an excellent way to help educate and empower patients and their families. Diane and Todd have lived in Orange County for over 25 years where they raised their two sons.

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The panelist Rozalynn Hite
Rozalynn Hite

Rozalynn Hite is the HealthTree Coach Director and wife of myeloma patient Richard Hite. Rozalynn is an occupational therapist and mother of three beautiful children. She is passionate about providing support, education, and resources to help others live full and active lives.  

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