International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation



Dear friend of the IWMF,
For over twenty years the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation has provided support and education to patients and caregivers around the world. Twenty years ago, we had one support group; today, along with our international affiliates, we have over 60. When the IWMF was founded we were limited in our treatment options for WM; today we have many options, including an FDA approved drug therapy. The IWMF has been able to dedicate over $18 million to WM specific research, which has led to better treatment options, and longer lasting remissions. None of these achievements – none of this growth – would have been possible without you.
We are approaching more potential scientific breakthroughs, and research momentum is critical. Scientific advances have put us on the brink of a world without WM. The IWMF Board of Directors has increased the goal of the Imagine a Cure campaign to raise an additional $25 million in the next five years. This level of support for WM research will allow for more advanced research and multi-institution projects, which will bring us even closer to a cure. In this brochure (click here to view), you will see that world renowned WM researchers and clinicians, Drs. Stephen Ansell and Steve Treon, outline the vital importance of supporting the IWMF. Your gift will make a significant difference toward effectively treating WM and prolonging lives – we know that scientific advances, funded through your past generosity, have tripled the longevity of WM patients post-diagnosis.
We need your help now.
Please click here to view a brochure highlighting the four WM research projects selected to receive funding this year through the IWMF. We hope you will join us in supporting the life changing work being done by the IWMF, including this cutting-edge WM research.
Thank you for your support. Together, we will create a world without WM.
Newton Guerin
IWMF President & CEO