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Fitness and Nutrition Tips for Myeloma Patients
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Black Myeloma Health Community
event Jul 29, 2021 / 01:00PM - 02:00PM CDT

Event Description

Join the African American Myeloma Chapter as we share information learned from experts in the past year and discuss studies about nutrition and wellness that are advancing myeloma research. Put yourself in the best position to fight myeloma. 

This is a Google Meet. You do not need a Gmail Account to join. If you are joining using a tablet or phone, please make sure to download Google Meet from the App Store.

Schedule & Agenda

Valarie Traynham
Valarie welcomes everyone and introduces the event agenda and topic.
Fitness Presentation
Ryan Heard
Ryan Heard, a Black fitness expert, shares descriptions and demonstrations of gentle exercises for members of our Chapter. 
Nutrition Summary
Valarie Tranyham
Valarie shows a video of Dr. Natasha Werhli, who describes what foods are right for our health. She also shares her personal insights to the barriers that keep us from eating healthy. 
Group Discussion
Join a discussion of the information shared and your personal experiences as a myeloma patient relating to fitness and nutrition.

Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Valarie Traynham
Valarie Traynham

Valarie embarked on her myeloma journey back in 2015, and ever since she's been on a mission. As a resilient myeloma thriver, her passion lies in not just navigating her own path but also in illuminating the journey for others. With a steadfast commitment to understanding the intricacies of the disease, she champions education, shedding light on health inequities that often lurk in the shadows. Driven by a profound belief in fairness, Valarie tirelessly advocates for equitable access to top-tier healthcare, clinical trials, and tailored treatments. Her journey as a beacon of knowledge and support began when she assumed the role of a support group leader. Today, she continues to extend her hand as a myeloma coach, mentor angel, and the guiding force behind the Black Myeloma Health Community. Valarie's voice echoes far and wide as she fearlessly confronts the disparities faced by myeloma patients. Through collaborative efforts with healthcare providers, she strives to forge pathways to solutions, ensuring that every individual receives the care they deserve. Join Valarie on her journey of empowerment and advocacy as she lights the way toward a brighter, more equitable future in myeloma care.

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The panelist Ryan Heard
Ryan Heard

Ryan Heard is a hard working mom, personal trainer and entrepreneur. She is a NASM certified personal trainer and has been in the fitness industry for over 7 years, including several years as a LiveStrong Trainer working with cancer patients, and survivors on their journey. Ryan lives what she teaches and coaches others. In her journey she knows firsthand how challenging it can be to take control of your health but also how rewarding it can be. Ryan is one of the kindest, most selfless and hard working women, and is an inspiration to all who know her.

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