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US and International Support Groups

Reach out to others for support. The IWMF Support Groups are the perfect place to talk with other people affected by WM, including patients, family members and caregivers. The groups provide mutual support and offer the opportunity to discuss concerns with others who share experiences with each other. This sharing strengthens the family bond and enhances everyone's ability to cope with WM. Not only are Support Groups a good source of information about WM from others who are living with the disease…but you’ll make new friends!

The IWMF, with its International Affiliates, has over 55 Support Groups worldwide, including groups throughout the US, in Argentina, Australia, Canada, many countries in Europe, and Taiwan. The list of US and International Support Groups and contact information can be found by using the drop down menus below. You can find a list of currently scheduled Support Group meetings here.

You can join an existing Support Group by contacting the Support Group in your area. If there is no Support Group in your local area, and you would like to start one, please contact our IWMF Support Groups Coordinator, Marcia Klepac.

United States Support Groups

Alabama

Regional Contact

Mal & Judy Roseman
Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:21
Alaska

Regional Contact

Nancy Eby

907-746-6209
neby@mtaonline.net

Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:21
Arizona

Phoenix

Jim Bushey
Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:25
Bill Bass

303-753-0070
303-808-5734 cell
basswilliam9@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:33
Arkansas

Eastern

Bill & Connie Paul

901-767-6630
901-494-3049 cell
billpaultax@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-02-01 09:13
California

Los Angeles Regional Contact

Blanche W. Moss

310-271-4042
moimoss@aol.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:34

Monterey

Sandy Skillicorn

831-277-5274 cell
sandyskillicorn@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:44

Sacramento/San Francisco Bay Area

Alyce & Terry Rossow

925-447-8881
rossow@ieee.org

Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:46

Southern

Marla Chao
Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:46
Colorado
Elsa Bradley
Last updated: 2016-03-12 17:41
Bill Bass

303-753-0070 
303-808-5734 cell
basswilliam9@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:47
Cindy Furst
Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:51
Connecticut
Bob Hammond

203-426-2772
rhamm17@aol.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:54
Gail Arcari

860-632-7032
gailarcari@att.net

Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:53

Eastern

Linda McIntosh

860-460-6445
lynmac47@aol.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:54
Delaware
Jim Reed

302-337-8992
302-858-7442 (cell)
jimreed101@aol.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:56
District Of Columbia
Lu Kleppinger
Last updated: 2016-02-27 18:20
Florida

Ft. Lauderdale Area

Charlie Koch
Last updated: 2016-05-03 10:53

Gainesville Area

Harriett Pawliger

352-331-7340 or 352-219-5674 cell
harrpaw@aol.com

Last updated: 2016-02-03 08:49
Susan Boulet
Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:58

Greater Tampa Bay

Rita & John O'Brien
Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:58

Southwest Regional Contact

Joe Gallo
Last updated: 2016-01-25 13:59
Georgia

Regional Contact

Mal & Judy Roseman
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:00
Hawaii

Regional Contact

Sandy Skillicorn

831-277-5274 cell
sandyskillicorn@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:00
Idaho

Eastern

Barbara Britschgi

208-522-2130
cbrits@cableone.net

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:01

Western Regional Contact

Judy Clark
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:01
Illinois

Chicago

Don Brown

630-323-5894
Ldonbrown@msn.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:02
Indiana
Gayle Backmeyer
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:03
Kansas

Eastern

Karen & Joe Davis
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:04
Kentucky

Northern

Nancy Hess

937-672-4312 cell
nancyehess@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:05
Louisiana

Regional Contact

Mindy Caplan

504-309-2247
mindycap@yahoo.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:05
Maine
Konnie Stinson

207-838-9331
konstins@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:07
Maryland

Eastern Maryland

Jim Reed

302-337-8992
302-858-7442 (cell)
jimreed101@aol.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:07

Western

Lu Kleppinger
Last updated: 2016-02-27 18:19
Massachusetts

Eastern MA

Eileen Sullivan
Last updated: 2016-09-22 16:46

Western MA

Mel Horowitz

518-449-8817
wmcure@yahoo.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:06
Michigan
Janice Wheeker

248-667-9193, 734-718-9437 cell
dwheeker@comcast.net

Last updated: 2016-08-31 14:30
Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Michelle Blazek

651-730-0061
mandsblazek@aol.com

Eunice Quast
608-452-2840, 608-317-2547 cell
ejquast@mwt.net

Last updated: 2016-08-04 18:23
Mississippi
Bill & Connie Paul

901-767-6630
901-494-3049 cell
billpaultax@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-02-01 09:12
Missouri

Northwestern (KC area)

Karen & Joe Davis
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:09
Montana
Barbara Britschgi

208-522-2130
cbrits@cableone.net

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:10

Regional Contact

Cindy Furst
970-227-4686
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:11
Nevada

Eastern Nevada Regional Contact

Gerri McDonald

801-484-0360
801-232-5811
gerri-sLc@comcast.net

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:18
New Hampshire
Konnie Stinson

207-838-9331
konstins@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:14
New Jersey

Southern NJ

Lisa Wise

650-400-0046
wiseplace@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:17
New Mexico

Albuquerque

Ginny-Kay Massara
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:18

Southern Regional Contact

Bill Bilbro

575-642-4987
wbilbro@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:18
New York

Eastern New York/Western New England

Mel Horowitz

518-449-8817
wmcure@yahoo.com

Last updated: 2016-09-22 16:51

New York City

Mitch Orfuss

646-352-4476
morfuss@aol.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:19

Syracuse/Rochester/Buffalo and Surrounding Areas

Stephen E. French, Sr.
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:20
North Carolina

Northeastern

Bob Zehner
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:11

Western/Central

Don Nolan

828-692-1114
nondolan@aol.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:12
North Dakota

Regional Contact

Cindy Furst
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:14
Ohio

Central/Northwestern

Ron Payne
Last updated: 2016-03-23 15:57

Eastern

Shariann Hall
330-533-4921
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:22
Marcia Klepac
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:21

Southwestern

Nancy Hess

937-672-4312 cell
nancyehess@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:23
Oklahoma

Regional Contact

Bill Bilbro
575-642-4987
wbilbro@gmail.com
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:26
Oregon
Marie Navarra
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:32
Carol Auger

503-746-7990
augercj@comcast.net

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:30
Joel Rosenblit

503-365-7074, 971-209-5710 (cell)
rosenblitj@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:33
Pennsylvania

Eastern PA

Lisa Wise

650-400-0046
wiseplace@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:33

Susquehanna Valley/South Central

Terrie Eshleman

717-665-7393
tmesh74@ptd.net

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:33

Western

Shariann Hall
330-533-4921
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:34
Marcia Klepac
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:35
Rhode Island
Linda McIntosh

860-460-6445
lynmac47@aol.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:36
South Carolina
Paula Austin
Last updated: 2016-03-12 17:35
Roger and Barbara Robinette

864-942-0828, 864-337-6778
rogerlrobinette@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-03-12 17:37
South Dakota

Regional Contact

Cindy Furst
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:36
Tennessee

Central & Western

Bill & Connie Paul

901-767-6630
901-494-3049 cell
billpaultax@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-02-01 09:11

Eastern Regional Contact

Myrna Daniel

423-228-8023
mdmermer@yahoo.com

Last updated: 2016-04-07 14:15
Texas

Dallas

Steve Pine

214-244-5515
slpine001@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:38

Houston

Dr. Barbara and John Manousso

713-840-0828
wm@manousso.us

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:39

Western Regional Contact

Bill Bilbro

575-642-4987
wbilbro@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:39
Utah

Regional Contact

Gerri McDonald

801-484-0360, 801-232-5811
gerri-slc@comcast.net

Last updated: 2016-02-03 08:50
Vermont
Mel Horowitz

518-449-8817
wmcure@yahoo.com

Last updated: 2016-09-22 16:50
Virginia

Central/Southern

Bob Zehner
Last updated: 2016-08-04 18:30

Northern

Lu Kleppinger
Last updated: 2016-02-27 18:17
Washington

Northwest (Seattle Area)

Shirley Ganse
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:41

Southwest (Portland area)

Joel Rosenblit

503-365-7074, 971-209-5710 (cell)
rosenblitj@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:41
Carol Auger

503-746-7990
augercj@comcast.net

Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:41
Marie Navarra
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:42
West Virginia
Marcia Klepac
Last updated: 2016-06-25 14:00
Shariann Hall
330-533-4921
Last updated: 2016-01-25 14:43
Wisconsin

Southeastern

Don Brown
630-323-5894
Last updated: 2016-08-04 18:29

Western

Michelle Blazek

651-730-0061
mandsblazek@aol.com

Eunice Quast
608-452-2840, 608-317-2547 cell
ejquast@mwt.net

Last updated: 2016-08-04 18:27
Wyoming

Regional Contact

Cindy Furst
Last updated: 2016-03-12 17:46

Southern

Cindy Furst
Last updated: 2016-03-12 17:53
Elsa Bradley
Last updated: 2016-03-12 17:56
Bill Bass

303-753-0070, 303-808-5734 cell
Basswilliam9@gmail.com

Last updated: 2016-03-12 20:03

International Support Groups

Argentina

Buenos Aires
Graciela Molina, MD

Australia

Adelaide
Peter Diamond, Leukaemia Foundation
Brisbane
Peter Carr, WMozzies

+61 7 5529 0518
petercarr@iprimus.com.au

Nicole Douglas, Leukaemia Foundation
+61 7 3259 1000
ndouglas@leukaemia.org.au

Melbourne
Steve Higgs, Leukaemia Foundation

+61 3 9949 5800
shiggs@leukaemia.org.au

Karen Matoga, Leukaemia Foundation
+61 3 9949 5800
kmatoga@leukaemia.org.au

Perth
Peter Marfleet, WMozzies

+61 4 1043 6666
pem@bigpond.com

Frankie Bird, Leukaemia Foundation
+61 8 6241 1000
fbird@leukaemia.org.au

Sydney
Andrew Warden, WMozzies

+61 2 9974 2277
andrew.warden@bigpond.com

Madeleine Thompson, Leukaemia Foundation
+61 2 9902 2222
mthompson@leukaemia.org.au

Belgium

Joanna Van Reyn

Canada

Alberta
Stu Boland

403-281-0271
stu_boland@hotmail.com

Cam Fraser
403-281-8278
cmfraser@shaw.ca

Montreal Regional Contact
Sandra Proctor
Nova Scotia
Jim Mason

902-446-9557, 902-818-5288 (cell)
jimfarmhouse@gmail.com

Ron Ternoway
902-405-6986, 866-768-8467
rternoway@eastlink.ca

Ottawa
Janet Cherry
Toronto
Arlene Hinchcliffe
Vancouver
Charlene Kornaga

Finland

Veikko Hoikkala

France

Patrice Ostermann

+33 6 22 34 74 26
+33 5 61 71 25 25
pat.ostermann@orange.fr

Germany

Anita Waldmann

+49 61 423 2123
a.waldmann@LHRM.de

Greece

Regional Contact
Alexia Kapralou

India

Regional Contact
Anil and Vasundhara Somani

+91 98 3004 9300
anilksomani@gmail.com

Rajat and Meena Saha
+91 90 5151 0102
rrsaha2@gmail.com

Ireland

Sheila Thomson

Israel

Regional Contact
Moshe Kwart

+972 54 2270527
m.kwart@gmail.com

Italy

Netherlands

Marlies Oom

+31 73 5217643
moom@planet.nl

New Zealand

Regional Contact
Michael Goldschmidt

Spain

Navarra
Miguel Angel Berrueta

+34 629 506 006
berruetadecora@gmail.com

Taiwan

Jyh-Seng Wang, MD

+886 7 342 2121 ext. 6318
jswang@vghks.gov.tw

United Kingdom

Roger Brown

+44 20 8281 6477
info@wmuk.org.uk

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