Shop at Amazon, receive the same selection and price as usual, and support the International Myeloma Foundation at the same time! Visit Amazon using the special link below, make your purchases the same way as you always do, and Amazon will donate up to 6% of your purchase to support the IMF.
Here is the special link: http://amazon.myeloma.org
Please make your Amazon purchase through this special link at absolutely no cost to you and it will provide so much support for those with this disease. With your help, we will touch and improve the lives of so many around the world.
Please remember that the IMF receives a donation ONLY IF YOU USE THIS SPECIAL LINK. You may want to bookmark the link to ensure that when you are shopping your purchases are properly credited (see tips in box on the right). Thanks for your support!
- Use the special link: http://amazon.myeloma.org
- This will take you to your usual Amazon page, through the IMF Portal
- Amazon will donate up to 6% of your purchase amount to the IMF
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the bone marrow. It is the second most common blood cancer after non-Hodgkins lymphoma, affecting about 750,000 people worldwide. Over time, it takes over and destroys bone marrow function. It can cause bone tumors, holes in the bones, painful fractures, and kidney damage. It weakens the immune system and lowers the red blood cell count, resulting in anemia and extreme fatigue. The myeloma cancer cells become resistant to therapy often resulting in a shortened life expectancy for those diagnosed. It is treatable as a chronic condition through continuous drug treatment (oral or IV).
The IMF is dedicated to delivering comprehensive information to patients about managing multiple myeloma with more effective and less invasive treatments and to supporting and promoting research to discover improved treatments and potentially a cure.
The IMF provides a wide range of programs, in the areas of Research, Education, Support and Advocacy:
The IMF is the leader in globally collaborative myeloma research. The IMF supports lab-based research and has awarded over 100 grants to top junior and senior researchers since 1995. In addition, the IMF brings together the world’s leading experts in the most successful and unique way through the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG), which is publishing in prestigious medical journals, charting the course to a cure, mentoring the next generation of innovative investigators, and improving lives through better care.
The IMF’s educational Patient & Family Seminars, Medical Center Workshops, and Regional Community Workshops are held around the world. These meetings provide up-to-date information presented by leading myeloma specialists and researchers directly to myeloma patients and their families. Our library of more than 100 publications, for patients and caregivers as well as for healthcare professionals, is updated annually and available free of charge. Publications are available in more than 20 languages.
Our toll-free Hotline at 800-452-CURE (2873) is staffed by hotline coordinators who answer questions and provide support and information via phone and email to thousands of families each year. The IMF sustains a network of more than 150 support groups and offers training for the hundreds of dedicated patients, caregivers, and nurses who volunteer to lead these groups in their communities.
The IMF Advocacy program trains and supports concerned individuals to advocate on health issues that affect the myeloma community. Working both at the state and federal level, the IMF leads two coalitions to advocate for parity in insurance coverage. Thousands of IMF-trained advocates make a positive impact each year on issues critical to the myeloma community.
Learn more about the way the IMF is helping to improve the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure. Contact us at 800-452-CURE (2873) or visit myeloma.org.