Did you know?

The IWMF raised more than five million dollars for WM medical research

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The IWMF raised more than 60 support groups in North America and nearly 20 others world-wide

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The IWMF has a current worldwide membership of nearly 4,000

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IWMF-TALK is a wonderful place to share information and learn from other survivors

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Each year 1,500 new cases of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia are diagnosed in the USA

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Volunteers at the IWMF Telephone Lifeline are waiting to share their experiences with you

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You can order DVD recordings of past WM Educational Forums online or by mail

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All IWMF programs and services are funded by WM survivors, caregivers, friends, and family


One of the best reasons to join the IWMF is to receive the IWMF Torch, a newsletter which covers the latest information on WM education, research activities, and treatments.


Regular features include articles written especially for the Torch by WM specialists and researchers at major cancer institutions and a summary of the very latest in WM medical research taking place all over the world.  The proceedings of important conferences are summarized to convey, straight from the experts to the members of the IWMF, what's new and important concerning WM.


All activities of the Foundation are covered, from fundraising projects to the engrossing topics on IWMF-Talk to the social activities of the support groups.  And every issue reminds the WM patient of the importance of good nutrition with recipes and tips to please the health-conscious gourmet.


Every issue of the Torch prints current information for the IWMF Lifeline, support group chapter listings and contact information, and the names of recent donors of gifts in tribute or in memory, as well as the names of those honored or remembered. 


The Torch helps to hold our far-flung membership together as a community and keeps both patients and caregivers well informed about all that's current in WM.


The current and past issues of the Torch are available below as PDF files, which you can immediately download (just click on the check marks).  Articles in the Torch are not reproduced elsewhere on the website. 


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Volume 16.1 January 2015

Volume 15.4 November 2014

Volume 15.3 August 2014

Volume 15.2 April 2014

Volume 15.1 January 2014

Volume 14.3 - 15th Anniversary Issue



Volume 14.2   April 2013         
Volume 14.1   January 2013   
Volume 13.3   October 2012  
Volume 13.2   April 2012  
Volume 13.1   January 2012  
Volume 12.4   October 2011  
Volume 12.3   June 2011  
Volume 12.2   April 2011  
Volume 12.1   January 2011  
Volume 11.4   October 2010  
Volume 11.3   July 2010  
Volume 11.2   April 2010  
Volume 11.1   January 2010  
Volume 10.4   October 2009  
Volume 10.3   July 2009  
Volume 10.2   April 2009  
Volume 10.1   January 2009  
Fall 2008 Tenth Anniversary Issue     
Summer 2008  
Spring 2008  
Winter 2008