Empowering You

Since 1990, The International Myeloma Foundation

has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients

while working toward prevention and a cure

Empowering You

  • Health Care

    • To provide you with as many resources about myeloma as possible, we have compiled links to sites that cover a wide range of topics—from side effects to funding resources. To find psycho-social support in your area, visit Counseling and Support Resources. If you live outside the US, you will find international resources, and to make travel easier...

    • The Affordable Care Act, passed into law in 2010, requires that beginning in 2014, no one be denied insurance coverage or charged higher rates because of a pre-existing condition such as cancer. Patients also no longer have to worry about being dropped by a plan because they have gotten sick. Patients who are uninsured and under-insured will now...

  • Patient Advocacy

    • ​ Over the years, the IMF has been a resource for veterans seeking information about myeloma. Talking with vets has made us aware that many are in need of resources that can guide them through the process of applying for Veterans Administration (VA) benefits, including disability. The IMF’s new Veterans Against Myeloma (VAM) website addresses...

    • The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) advocates on behalf of patients affected by multiple myeloma. We advocate to insure an increase in accessibility to high-quality diagnostics and treatments, for funding of myeloma-related research, and to end insurance coverage disparities for treatment. The IMF works with the entire myeloma community ...

  • Action Center

    • Patients Equal Access Coalition (PEAC) and the State Patients Equal Access Coalition (SPEAC) has been hard at work ensuring patients have access to the treatments that are recommended by their physicians through the oral chemotherapy parity legislation around the country. We’re thrilled to inform you that 42 states and the District of Columbia...

    • Advocacy is the act of supporting a cause or idea. It involves speaking out on issues that you care about and offering ways to improve upon them. Anyone can become an advocate! The IMF Advocacy group helps guide individuals to advocate for critical health issues that affect the myeloma community. Whether you are a myeloma patient, caregiver,...

  • Member Events

    • Grassroots fundraisers are taking place across the country as friends of the IMF help raise awareness of myeloma while supporting essential research, patient education, and advocacy programs. Since 1997, we have been working with people just like you to create and produce fundraisers for the IMF. We are with you every step of the way! Anyone can...

    • The IMF’s partnership with Amazon is getting even better! When you shop online at amazon.myeloma.org, Amazon donates a percentage of the total of your purchased items to the IMF.

  • Ways to Give

    • Join the IMF’s monthly giving club, The Hope Society.  Recurring gifts are automatically charged to your credit card each month, and a summary of your total annual giving will be mailed in January for tax purposes.   With small, easy steps, you can make a huge impact on the continuation of the IMF's mission. Hope Society members make simple...

    • Whether a one-time cash gift, gift of stock, vehicle donation, or through your donor-advised funds, your support today will make a difference in the lives of myeloma patients everywhere.  Giving to the IMF is as easy as a click (or a phone call) away.  Please review your options for making your one-time contribution to the IMF below.  For more...

  • Special Events

    • First there was Black Friday.  Then there was Cyber Monday.   Now, you can join the Giving Tuesday movement by giving to the IMF on Tuesday, November 29th!   But, if you’re someone who likes to plan ahead, there’s no reason to wait:  

    • The Annual Comedy Celebration began in 2007, when event Chair Loraine Boyle, IMF Board member and wife of the late actor Peter Boyle, reached out to IMF co-founders Susie Novis and Dr. Brian Durie with a profound desire to make a difference in the lives of people coping with multiple myeloma.