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SoCal Myeloma Community Chapter: Healthy, Easy Snack and Meal Ideas for Busy Patients and Caregivers
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Pacific Myeloma Community
event Jan 10, 2023 / 06:00PM - 08:00PM PST

Event Description

We are kicking off the new year with a practical guide to eating healthy even during busy and stressful times. Our guest speaker will be Shelby Yaceczko, MS, RDN-AP, CNSC, CSSD, CCTD, an Advanced Practice Clinical Dietitian from UCLA Health. She will share her expertise and provide tips for healthy, easy snacks and meal ideas. Together we will learn how to set realistic goals and make plans that set the foundation for healthy eating habits that continue beyond the timeframe of typical New Year resolutions. This will be an interactive meeting, so bring your ideas and recipes to share.

Schedule & Agenda

Log-In/Virtual Mingle
SoCal Community Chapter Members
Welcome and Introduction
Audrey, Todd and Diane
The panelist Sally Torgeson
Member Spotlight
Sally Torgeson

Sally shares about her journey as a multiple myeloma patient.

The panelist Shelby Yaceczko, MS, RDN-AP, CNSC, CSSD, CCTD
Healthy Snacks and Meals Presentation
Shelby Yaceczko, MS, RDN-AP, CNSC, CSSD, CCTD

Shelby Yaceczko shares her expertise and provides tips for healthy, easy snacks and meal ideas. 

SoCal Community Chapter Members

Type your questions in the chat throughout the presentation and we will answer them.

Community News and Upcoming Events
Diane and Todd Kennedy
Virtual Mingle
SoCal Community Chapter Members

Let’s get to know each other!

Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Audrey Burton-Bethke
Audrey Burton-Bethke

Audrey joined the HealthTree Foundation as the Myeloma Community Program Director in 2020. While not knowing much about myeloma at the start, she has since worked hard to educate herself, empathize and learn from others' experiences. She loves this job. Audrey is passionate about serving others, loves learning, and enjoys a nice mug of hot chocolate no matter the weather.

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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 myeloma community leaders. 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, CA for over 25 years where they raised their two sons.

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The panelist Todd Kennedy
Todd Kennedy

Todd Kennedy was diagnosed with myeloma in 2017 and has become a tireless advocate for myeloma patients and research. 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 to strengthen the myeloma community. They collaborate with HealthTree and other trusted partners to educate and empower myeloma patients and caregivers and accelerate the arrival of cures.

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The panelist Shelby Yaceczko, MS, RDN-AP, CNSC, CSSD, CCTD
Shelby Yaceczko, MS, RDN-AP, CNSC, CSSD, CCTD

Shelby Yaceczko is one of few advanced practice registered dietitian nutritionists in California. She focuses her efforts on providing personalized nutrition therapy in the treatment of complex disease states at UCLA Health including nutrition for cancer, gastrointestinal surgeries, and improving the general wellness of patients through diet and lifestyle changes. Throughout her career, she has worked to empower people of all ages to better understand the power of nutrition and its impact on overall well-being and disease management.

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