Lou Yeager of Catastrophic Health Planners to speak at Chesapeake Multiple Myeloma Meeting

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Lou Yeager of Catastrophic Health Planners will speak at the quarterly meeting of the Chesapeake Multiple Myeloma Network (CMMN) on Saturday, September 16, at 4:00 PM in the Large Conference Room of the Eastern Shore Conservation Center (114 S. Washington St., Easton). The talk, Managing the Financial & Legal Costs of Long-Term Treatment for Multiple Myeloma and other Chronic Diseases, is free and open to the public.

Lou Yeager, a long-term cancer survivor, is President and Executive Director of Catastrophic Health Planners, Inc., an award-winning Maryland not-for-profit founded in 1993 that provides free education and case management services to patients and families before, during and after catastrophic health events. The talk should be helpful to myeloma patients and their families as well as other individuals facing the many financial and other costs of long-term care for chronic conditions involving very expensive treatments. Health care professions working with myeloma patients and others with chronic illnesses also will benefit from Mr. Yeager’s presentation.

The Chesapeake Multiple Myeloma Network (CMMN) is an informal Eastern Shore group of individuals affected by multiple myeloma—a cancer of the bone marrow and blood. Its mission is “to provide ongoing resources of information, support, shared experiences, and hope for persons with multiple myeloma, their families, and friends.” CMMN partners with the University of Maryland’s Shore Regional Health Cancer Center’s Outpatient Oncology Support Program and is an affiliate of the International Myeloma Foundation. CMMN’s meetings are informal and last about an hour and a half.

Parking is available in the Conservation Center’s Washington St. lot and on Washington St. itself. The Center is handicapped accessible. For further information about CMMN, contact Bob Kelly at 410-226-5345 or kellyrf@lemoyne.edu or visit http://chesapeake.support.myeloma.org/

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