Thank you for considering a gift to the IWMF. We are a volunteer organization with a very small salaried staff. Our mission is to support both new and established Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM) patients, their families and their friends, by providing educational and support services.
You may make an online gift to our Member Services fund now by clicking on the big orange Make a Member Services Gift button above.
If you prefer to mail or fax your gift, please click here to download a PDF version of the Member Services Fund Giving Form.
You may click here to learn more about the seven personalized levels of giving to the Member Services Fund that cover all levels of affordability.
Note that the gifts to Member Services will be used first and foremost to satisfy Member Service Fund expenses and then, after those obligations are met, will be considered by the Board of Trustees for other IWMF activities including research.
As a non-profit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the IWMF will issue tax receipts for all gifts.
With your support of Member Services
Here are key benefits provided by your gift to the Member Services Fund:
- Local support groups, where people with WM and their families and friends meet to share information and to experience group support and friendship. There are 60 groups in North America, and over 20 others worldwide in places like Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
- The Educational Forum that annually brings together leading WM specialists and researchers to inform patients of the latest developments and answer their questions.
- The Torch, our quarterly newsletter, filled with the most recent information about WM.
- IWMF Lifeline, a contact listing for telephone and e-mail, is arranged by topic, and IWMF volunteers experienced in a particular topic will talk with callers on a one-to-one basis about their first hand experience and respond to questions.
- Free publications directed to you, your doctor, and your caregivers. Our publication list is regularly updated and expanded. See the IWMF Library for a complete list.
- IWMF-Talk, an Internet e-mail list made available so that patients can communicate with each other about every aspect of WM and with experienced WMers who have been through a great deal and survived.
- The Patient Database is a registry, currently under preparation, which will contain the active medical histories of participating WM patients. Upon completion, all members will be encouraged to register.
- DVDs of presentations about the various aspects and outcomes of standard and emerging treatments for WM patients. The speakers are renowned scientists and clinicians from academia and cancer research centers.
- The IWMF website, a treasure trove of information.
Since WM is a such a rare disease, we welcome your help in supporting our WM family!