90% of all Donations fund WM Research and Patient Support
The WMFC is entirely a volunteer Foundation and is the only Canadian organization focused exclusively on WM, its patients, and their families. We run only two donation campaigns per year; right now we are asking for your support for our Year End Appeal. All donations that are received by December 31, 2021 will receive a CRA tax receipt.
Our recent accomplishments and future plans include:
WMFC continues to fund two Research Grants: a US $200,000 WM research grant to Dr Hunter at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University as well as a research grant for $96,421 for Dr. Chen’s project at University Health Network in Toronto. Details can be found here.
Completely redesigned the WMFC.ca website making it more user friendly, with expanded education and support opportunities as well as becoming the centre for Canadian-focused information on WM and Covid-19 for all WMers.
WMFC is organizing an in-person patient Education Forum in Calgary on April 23, 2022. WM specialists from both Canada and the US have accepted invitations to speak. Plan on attending!
For the first time in Canada, the WMFC, in collaboration with Dana-Farber, is hoping to offer an accredited course for all Hematologists to learn about the diagnosis, treatment and research of our very rare cancer. This program is to be presented by Dana-Farber’s top doctors in 2022. This is a wonderful opportunity for Canadian Doctors, and is waiting on accreditation approval.
WMFC is finalizing the details of a partnership that will potentially double the WM research grant capabilities next year in Canada. We anticipate participating in a Request For Proposal (RFP) process, specifically to fund a new, exciting research project. We need your help to make this new research a reality.
Thank you for all your support, without which none of this would be possible. We ask that you Make a Donation this year, as your contributions really do matter for all WMers and the WMFC, so we can continue our search for a cure.