The International Myeloma Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for those living with multiple myeloma. We have a range of initiatives to make this happen.
Because "Knowledge Is Power," the IMF brings educational seminars and workshops to communities near you, and provides a library of publications on multiple myeloma care.
Since our inception in 1990, the IMF has supported and met in-person with thousands of patients globally. At our annual Support Group Leaders Summit, the reach is to more than 6,000 patients and caregivers.
The IMF’s Advocacy team has educated and empowered thousands of individuals who make a positive impact each year on issues critical to the myeloma community in the U.S. and worldwide.
The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure through our four founding principles: Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy.
President and CEO of the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) and multiple myeloma patient of over 25 years, Yelak Biru shares his vision for the future of the IMF.
“Living with myeloma is not easy,” Biru said. “But having an organization like the IMF beside me during my cancer journey has helped me live with—and not for—myeloma.”
The people of the IMF — our Board of Directors, our management, and our staff — are here to help you. We invite you to learn more about our team.
We partner with organizations all over the world. Together, we promote awareness of multiple myeloma and encourage measures to prevent and combat the disease.