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WM Symptom Tracker and New WMFC Brochure

2022-12-14T11:17:06-05:00

Thanks to an Educational Grant from BeiGene, we are very pleased to bring you two new, professionally-produced items: A Symptom Tracker:  Available from our web page here, you can either print this out and write on it, or download it to your device and use it as a fillable form.   This is designed for you to track symptoms that you may be aware of, physically; we're afraid you'll have to find your own way if you want to graph and track your blood test results. A new WMFC brochure:  Available from a different web page, here.  We will be distributing [...]

WM Symptom Tracker and New WMFC Brochure2022-12-14T11:17:06-05:00

Your donations at work: A Breakthrough In Research

2022-12-01T18:17:52-05:00

Breakthrough research by Dr. Zachary Hunter of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, funded by donations to the IWMF and the WMFC A much more detailed and nuanced understanding of the biology of Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia has emerged from research funded by WMFC donors. The study by Dr. Zachary Hunter of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston is a very sophisticated search for new research directions -- “Multiomic Analysis of DNA, RNA and Epigenomic Networks in WM”. To conduct a multiomic analysis Dr. Hunter’s research group combined a very broad range of data from various sources; clinical data, mutation studies, [...]

Your donations at work: A Breakthrough In Research2022-12-01T18:17:52-05:00

Got some time for the WMFC?

2022-10-20T14:15:27-04:00

As a Canadian Cancer Charity, for over 20 years we have relied entirely upon dedicated and passionate volunteers to help us offer support and education to WM patients and their families, as well as to raise money for research to ultimately find a cure for WM. To continue expanding this amazing story, WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you have ever considered volunteering for a charity and you have a few hours each week to spend helping our WM efforts, we would love to talk with you.  Whatever your experience or time constraints, we can find you a rewarding opportunity. Specifically, we [...]

Got some time for the WMFC?2022-10-20T14:15:27-04:00

WMFC and LLSC Announce a WM-focussed Operating Grant

2022-09-13T16:55:57-04:00

The WMFC, in partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC), is pleased to announce the availability of an Operating Grant for research into WM. An Operating Grant is a two-year grant designed to provide funding to research that may ultimately lead to a significant change in the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of blood cancer -- in our case, specifically for WM. All the details are available at the LLSC website on Operating Grants, but the highlights of such an award are as follows: Available to researchers at Canadian institutions Funding is for up to $100,000 per year [...]

WMFC and LLSC Announce a WM-focussed Operating Grant2022-09-13T16:55:57-04:00

How Your Donations to the WMFC are Put to Work

2022-05-14T17:08:06-04:00

Did you know that over the past 5 years, the WMFC has committed over $750,000 to fund research for a cure and improved treatments for WM?  Pretty darn good for an all-volunteer organization with so few patients having such a rare cancer.  80% of all WMFC donations go directly to WM Research! Research makes a difference.  “Three years ago my whole world came crashing down when I was diagnosed with WM” says Anne.  “Through the advocacy of the WMFC Toronto support group, I was connected with Dr. Berinstein about to open a new clinical trial.  My participation in this trial changed [...]

How Your Donations to the WMFC are Put to Work2022-05-14T17:08:06-04:00

News and Updates from your WMFC!

2022-02-04T17:58:05-05:00

February 2022: Thank you!! Calgary Ed Forum Upcoming National Zoom meeting! One member's experience with a cross-border clinical trial ... during a pandemic What's new on the web site? "Grand Rounds" Thank you!! To everyone who made our end of year appeal a great success … Thank you so much for supporting the WMFC with your donation.  We raised almost $40,000 in the last few months of 2021.  This is a huge accomplishment for our small and volunteer-led organization.  There is no greater gift you can give, and every single dollar raised supports essential WMFC initiatives. Your support has a direct [...]

News and Updates from your WMFC!2022-02-04T17:58:05-05:00

Bulletin: Who do you know …

2022-02-04T10:39:09-05:00

  Who do you know that can help us fund a cure for WM? Join the WMFC Fundraising Committee The WMFC is recruiting members for its Fundraising Committee.  We depend on donors to do our important work, and each year we raise funds to support WM research.  Recently, the WMFC created a volunteer Fundraising Committee to lead our fundraising efforts, and we hope you’ll consider joining us. The WMFC Fundraising Committee supports the planning, coordination, and implementation of WMFC fundraising to support strategic and program priorities.  The Committee plays an essential role in determining the WMFC’s fundraising strategy, supporting events and [...]

Bulletin: Who do you know …2022-02-04T10:39:09-05:00

End of Year Appeal

2022-02-02T16:53:19-05:00

The WMFC Needs Your Help 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 [...]

End of Year Appeal2022-02-02T16:53:19-05:00

Updates from WMFC during Blood Cancer Awareness month

2021-09-27T17:57:32-04:00

September 2021: From the WMFC Editorial Board: What's up with CAR T in Canada? New items of interest on our Web site In-person support group meetings not recommended yet The US FDA catches up to Canada by approving Zanubrutinib Launch of Two New Support Groups Request for your WM Doctor's name Rob Murenbeeld Memorial Golf Tournament Volunteers Needed   From the WMFC Editorial Board: What's up with CAR T in Canada? CAR T treatment is in the news everywhere.  How does it relate to WM?  And are there any CAR T trials going on in Canada?  Click here to check out [...]

Updates from WMFC during Blood Cancer Awareness month2021-09-27T17:57:32-04:00

WMFC: Launching Canadian WM Blog + Research Month Success

2021-06-26T15:50:42-04:00

June 2021: Introducing the New Canadian WM Blog Join the IWMF Research Month: Wow! The new WMFC Board of Directors   Canadian WM Blog The Editorial Group of the WMFC is pleased to present the first in a series of Blog posts on topics of interest to Canadian WM patients.  Whether it is new treatment options, status of drug approvals, clinical trial results or how your research money is being spent, we will do the research and provide to you a clear and concise report on the topic. We start the series with a focus on an important Clinical Trial in [...]

WMFC: Launching Canadian WM Blog + Research Month Success2021-06-26T15:50:42-04:00
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