The Waldenstrom’s Weekly

May 6, 2022

Volume 2, Issue 16

The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) is dedicated to supporting and educating everyone affected by WM while advancing the search for a cure. The IWMF provides access to The Waldenstrom’s Weekly as a free service to WM community members to share WM related news and events. For more information, please contact


Over 250 Registered!
IWMF Ed Forum Primer Series

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
1:30PM – 2:30PM U.S. Eastern Daylight Time


Dr. Jeffrey Matous
Colorado Blood Cancer Institute


Lisa J. Wise, M.Ed.
IWMF Vice-Chair of Information & Support

About the Program:

Need to brush up on your WM Basics? Get the most out of your upcoming Virtual Educational Forum experience with part one in this three part Ed Forum Primer series.
Getting to know the WM basics will benefit newly diagnosed patients and veteran WMers alike with a refresher course on WM and an explanation of diagnosis, symptoms, and some simple treatment guidelines.
Following the presentation, have YOUR questions answered LIVE during the Q&A portion of the program.

GRYT Health Webinar Series: Mental Health

From GRYT Health:
Cancer is hard. Mental health is hard. Dealing with cancer and your mental health? We could all use a little help there. Join us throughout the month of May as we dive into conversations about mental health during and after cancer. We will be hearing from various mental health professionals during four free, informational, and interactive Zoom meetings. Come as you are, join the conversation, or just come to listen and learn some new coping skills.

GRYT Health Webinar Series: Mental Health


We welcome you to participate in the IWMF and CancerCare’s upcoming workshop, Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (WM): Treatment Progress on Wednesday, May 25 from 1:30-2:30 pm Eastern Time.

Topics include: overview of WM, symptoms & signs, front line treatment for WM and much more.



WM Community Yoga Celebrates Anniversary!



From Michelle Postek, IWMF Manager of Information & Support:

One year ago, the IWMF launched a Get Moving in May program which introduced weekly chair yoga classes to our community. What we planned as a month pilot program has now celebrated one year! We have 192 participants on our mailing list and interest continues to grow. We are grateful to Ann MacMullan, our WM Yoga instructor, for providing classes to our community members in honor of her father, Mac (pictured above, caught taking a rare moment of rest). To join the WM Chair Yoga mailing list, contact me at . Classes are on Mondays at 2PM U.S. ET & are recorded for those who cannot attend live.

Need to relax? Ann will be hosting a free yoga nidra class this Sunday, May 8th, at 4:00PM U.S. ET to our community members. All you need to do for yoga nidra is sit or lie down… no movement required! The 30 minute guided relaxation and visualization practice can help you to reduce stress levels, sleep better, and elevate well-being. Contact Ann directly for the link at .


Free Downloadable Resource from Triage Cancer:
Medical Bill Tracker



Triage Cancer has a new, free resource ready for download! Check out their Medical Bill Tracker, a worksheet to help keep everything organized, all in one spot!


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