Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia is one of 137 types of blood cancer. WM is a rare sub-type of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma characterized by a proliferation of lymphoplasmacytic cells.
More Canadians than ever are living with the effects of blood cancer. Canadians living with or in remission from blood cancer has increased by 25% from 2014-2016.
The incidence rate for Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia is about 5 cases per million people annually and every one of us needs to be counted to engage research into this orphan cancer.
“Between early 1990 and mid 2000’s, research and advances in treatment have made possible a 35% increase in the 5 year survival rate for leukemia and non-Hodgkins lymphoma but the survival rate is still much lower than many other cancers.”
Join us in spreading the word on Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia through social media, visit our website and share the need to support research into WM.
Throughout the month of September, we are encouraging donations to research. Every donor to research for the month of September will receive a green ribbon keychain as a thank you and reminder of their generosity and support.
During September we will be promoting the CHOOSE HOPE campaign and encourage you to do a “fundraiser of your own” and challenging others to do the same. I challenge young people to do their part in eradicating this blood cancer before it touches you or your family.