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Important IWMF Update: 2021 Educational Forum

To the IWMF Community, We want to let you know that after very careful consideration and with input from our WM medical experts, we have made the decision that our 2021 Ed Forum will be a completely virtual event. We are disappointed that we will not be together in...

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IWMF COVID-19 News Brief – January 2021

IWMF COVID-19 News Brief – January 2021 While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to affect the global community, several vaccines have either been approved or are in trials for helping to head off the ill effects of the virus. At this time, there are 3...

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IWMF COVID-19 NEWS BRIEF – DECEMBER 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the global community, with each country developing safety protocols of different types and durations. We know that the IWMF community has many questions about the vaccine, and we hope this news brief offers helpful...

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IWMF Welcomes New Chair of the Board of Trustees

After 8 years of leadership, Carl Harrington, Chair of the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) Board of Trustees, will be stepping down from his position. The IWMF is excited to announce that Peter DeNardis will serve as the new Chair...

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IWMF Welcomes New Members to Board of Trustees

The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) is excited to announce the addition of two new members to the Board of Trustees – Paul Kitchen and Carl Lisman. Paul Kitchen lives in Rothesay, NB, about 50 miles from the Canada/US (New...

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IWMF Renews Funding for Pivotal Research Project

The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) Board of Trustees has reviewed and approved funding an additional $500,000 to renew Dr. Steve Treon’s legacy research project. In previous research partially funded by the IWMF, Dr. Treon...

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Sharon Piotrowski: My Journey with WM

Please listen to a special message from Sharon to her fellow WMers on her YouTube channel, https://youtu.be/qw2GkpUJtRY For most of my life, I have practiced a healthy lifestyle. While in my 40’s, I began to exercise. Eventually, I built up the knowledge and...

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Edward Kemp: Ed’s Second Act

Edward Kemp: Ed’s Second Act [This is an update on Ed Kemp, a member of the IWMF community, whose original Story of Hope was published in 2015] Since 2015, my lifestyle and health have continued to both change and improve. In order to describe what has happened during...

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Announcing the 2020 Walk for Waldenstrom’s

On August 28th, people from around the world will join together to raise awareness and support for Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. No matter if you are a patient or caregiver, friend or family member, the IWMF and WM community invite you to join us for the Walk...

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2020 IWMF Virtual Educational Forum

SAVE the NEW DATE! August 27-28, 2020 2020 IWMF Virtual Educational Forum  This virtual experience will be available entirely online.  The 2020 IWMF Virtual Educational Forum is a unique opportunity to come together and learn from medical experts and WM community...

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Timothy Salz: A Song of Hope

Please listen to Tim’s song here . My Waldenstrom’s (WM) story officially began in January of 2018, two days after my 70th birthday. Happy Birthday Tim! Unofficially, I believe it began many years – or possibly, even many decades – before that. I first sought...

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From Canada – A Story of Hope: Michael Knowlton

From Michael Knowlton: Kindness is a beautiful thing, both as the recipient, and as the giver. Living with cancer (WM) in my life has reminded me of the importance of being a force for good and working every day to make a difference for others. This video is part of a...

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