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    SUPPORT: From left, Rotary Club of Horsham’s Don Perry, Peter Allen from Rotary Club of Camberwell, Myeloma Australia support nurse Emma-Jane Furphy, Gary Green and Adrian Campbell from Horsham East Rotary Club, and Camberwell Rotary’s Don Jago.

Myeloma support group formed

A project bringing new cancer-support services to the Wimmera will link people through video conference meetings in April and June with plans to continue meetings every two months.

Rotary clubs of Horsham, Horsham East and Camberwell have combined to bring Rotary Outreach Myeloma Program, ROMP, to the region to coincide with the March 2021 centenary of Rotary in Australia.

Myeloma Australia support nurse Emma-Jane ‘EJ’ Furphy hosted an initial support-group meeting at Wimmera Cancer Centre in late February. 

Horsham ROMP team members Gary Green and Chris Hood and Wimmera Cancer Centre manager Carmel O’Kane organised the meeting, which provided people living with Myeloma and their supporters who attended first-hand medical advice and support from each other.

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Wimmera people who live with myeloma and want to participate in the support group can call Ms Furphy on 0426 404 233, email or call Wimmera Cancer Centre on 5381 9169.

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