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SoCal Myeloma Community Interactive Conversation with Jenny Ahlstrom, Founder, Myeloma Crowd by HealthTree
SoCal Myeloma Community Interactive Conversation with Jenny Ahlstrom, Founder, Myeloma Crowd by HealthTree image
SoCal Myeloma Community Chapter
event May 11, 2021 / 06:25PM - 08:00PM PDT

Event Description

Join other SoCal Region patients and caregivers for an interactive conversation with Myeloma Crowd by HealthTree founder, Jenny Ahlstrom, about her 11+ year journey as a myeloma patient and learn how Myeloma Crowd and HealthTree continue to support the needs of patients and researchers in pursuit of myeloma cures.

Jenny is an inspiring leader and powerful patient voice in the myeloma community. She is deeply knowledgeable about the fundamentals and emerging science of myeloma and passionate about helping others on their journey.  She will share insights and suggestions on living your best life with myeloma. (See Jenny's bio below for more information.)

This event will be consistent with our focus on the “Cure in 5 Initiative.” No matter where you are in your myeloma journey, there will be content and conversation that is relevant for you!

Schedule & Agenda

Before the event formally begins, community members can share their updates and celebrations with the group.
Introductions and Welcome
Audrey Burton-Bethke
Audrey welcomes everybody and introduces the agenda for the night.
A special, interactive conversation
Jenny Ahlstrom and the Kennedys
Jenny Ahlstrom and the Kennedys discuss: * Her personal story and lessons learned * Myeloma Crowd by HealthTree * “Cure in 5” Initiative * Practical tips on Step 2- Educate and Empower the Community and Step 3- Share your Story and Experience * Ongoing, interactive Q & A
SoCal Community Chapter News- Open Forum
Members of the SoCal Myeloma Community discuss: * Progress towards myeloma community outreach * Upcoming events calendar
Virtual Mingle
Get to know your fellow SoCal Myeloma Community members in this unrecorded open forum.

Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Jennifer Ahlstrom
Jennifer Ahlstrom

Myeloma survivor, patient advocate, wife, mom of 6. Believer that patients can help accelerate a cure by weighing in and participating in clinical research. Founder of the HealthTree Foundation.

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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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