The International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) is a patient-founded and patient-led, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to a simple but compelling vision and mission:
Vision: A World Without WM (Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia).
Mission: Support and educate everyone affected by Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM) while advancing the search for a cure.
To accomplish this vision, the IWMF offers WM patients, caregivers, family members, and friends six invaluable services:
- Information from our website and our publications written in a patient-friendly way to promote understanding of our rare disease
- Education at our annual Educational Forum to help patients and caregivers learn about our disease from WM researchers and clinicians
- On-going updates about WM and the IWMF sent through our quarterly IWMF Torch magazine and our NEWS releases
- Peer support from others who’ve been where you are
- Information for medical professionals who may have limited experience with our rare disease
- Research directed to better treatments while we search for a cure
Since WM is a rare disease, the IWMF relies upon individuals for financial support and upon volunteers to do much of its work.
Anyone can become a member of the IWMF – to learn how, Join Us.
With the IWMF you are never alone.