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New Year, New Plate – Healthy Eating for Myeloma Patients and Partners
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Pacific Myeloma Community
event Jan 09, 2024 / 06:00PM - 07:30PM PST

Event Description

The HealthTree Pacific Region Myeloma Community, formerly the SoCal Myeloma Community Chapter,  welcomes Kailey Proctor, MPH, RDN, CSO, board certified oncology dietician at City of Hope Orange County, to share research-based insights on healthy eating for patients with multiple myeloma. Whether we are overeating due to steroids or stress, or undereating due to digestive issues, treatment or stress, multiple myeloma can wreak havoc with patients’ and care partners’ healthy eating goals. This session will provide practical tips and address our nutrition questions and concerns. Join us as we start the year off together on a healthier eating path. In addition to our expert speaker, please join us to learn about exciting HealthTree 2.0 strategies and our plans for the Pacific Region Myeloma Community. Your input will be greatly valued as we continue to build this community together.  

Schedule & Agenda

Log-In/Virtual Mingle
5:55 PM
Myeloma Community Members
Welcome and Polling
6:00 PM
Todd and Diane


The panelist Kailey Proctor MPH, RDN, CSO
Guest Speaker with Q&A
6:10 PM
Kailey Proctor MPH, RDN, CSO

New Year, New Plate – Healthy Eating for Myeloma Patients and Partners/Q & A

HealthTree 2.0, Pacific Community News, Upcoming Regional Events, Research Opportunities
7:10 PM
Todd and Diane Kennedy
Virtual Mingle
7:20 PM
Myeloma Community Members

Let’s get to know each other!

Speakers & Moderators

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 Kailey Proctor MPH, RDN, CSO
Kailey Proctor MPH, RDN, CSO

Kailey is the outpatient oncology dietitian at City of Hope Orange County. She has worked with cancer patients for a little over five years and enjoys interacting with patients and their caregivers throughout their cancer journey. Before working as a dietitian, she received her bachelor's degree in human nutrition foods and exercise with a concentration in dietetics from Virginia Tech. She completed her dietitian internship through Cal Poly SLO with rotations in Santa Barbara. After she became a dietitian, she went on to earn a masters of public health of the University of Virginia. When she isn't working, Kailey enjoys trying new restaurants throughout Orange County, hiking near the coast or spending time reading a book with her three year old cat, Coconut.

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