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Lymphedema Awareness Month

 

March is Lymphedema Awareness Month and March 6th is World Lymphedema Day. Every day we focus on lymphedema here at medi USA but March gets special attention due to all of the special events that can be found spreading awareness and support for lymphedema and lymphedema treatment.

Here is some good information concerning lymphedema:

In support of our dealers, their customers, friends, family, and anyone living with lymphedema or helping someone they love living with lymphedema we provide the following list of events, some sponsored by medi and others, in conjunction with Lymphedema Awareness Month and World Lymphedema Day :


Find events in countries outside of the United States: click here 

March 3, 2020

  • CITY OF SAN JOSE PROCLAIMS WORLD LYMPHEDEMA DAY | SAN JOSE, CA  | The city of San Jose will present the CA LE&RN chapter with a proclamation designating March 6th as World Lymphedema Day | Learn More
  • PROCLAMATION OF WORLD LYMPHEDEMA DAY | PLEASANTON, CA | The city of Pleasanton is proclaiming March 6th as World Lymphedema within the city.


March 5, 2020

  • World Lymphedema Day Awareness Event | PHILADELPHIA, PA | To raise awareness of lymphedema, we’re using this day to table at our oncology hospital, where we’ll have literature on our lymphedema services, facts about the condition, a space to take photos with the World Lymphedema Day logo—all of which will be hosted by our certified lymphedema therapists.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-Buffalo City Hall | BUFFALO, NY | Buffalo City Hall and other Buffalo-area landmarks that participate in the Buffalo LIT program will mark World Lymphedema Day on March 5 by glowing teal
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-Buffalo’s Electric Tower | BUFFALO, NY | Buffalo’s Electric Tower will glow teal to mark World Lymphedema Day!


March 6, 2020

  • Proclamation | HONOLULU, HAWAII | Proclamation for WLD at the State Capital by invite only. Please contact me if you would like to join us.The date was changed to March 6th! If you need more details about this event, email Louise Tanswell at: hawaiilern@gmail.com.
  • Networking & Educational Seminars for Lymphedema Therapists | TAMPA, FLORIDA | Meet the Florida Chapter at the Lymphedema Seminar in Tampa March 6-7! (Please note this is a CME seminar for therapists not patients) For more information please visit www.lymphseminars.com
  • Daniels & Fisher Clocktower-Teal Lighting | DENVER, CO | The Daniels & Fisher Clocktower with light up in Teal for World Lymphedema Day. 1601 Arapahoe St Denver, CO 80202
  • House Tribute March 6th, 2020 | DENVER, CO | House Representative Alex Valdez-District 5. If you need more details about this event, email Lara Davies at: COChapter@LymphaticNetwork.org
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-Pier 17 | NEW YORK CITY, USA | Pier 17 will glow teal to mark World Lymphedema Day! Find some of their magnificent views at: click here
  • Book Release on WLD | NEW YORK, USA | LE&RN will offer access to the e-book Understanding Lymphedema: Keeping the Train on Track by Dhruv Singhal, M.D.; illustrated by Megan Belanger, LMT, CMT; with a forward by LE&RN Spokesperson Kathy Bates. Just be sure to sign up for LE&RN’s emails at www.LymphaticNetwork.org (click on “Sign up for e-news”) so that you can be included in this offer. If you need more details about this event, email LE&RN at: wld@lymphaticnetwork.org.
  • Omni’s Lymphedema day | BLOOMFIELD, NJ | Distribute brochures to patients so they can provide it to all of their medical practitioner. This information is about Lymphedema and Lipedema.“Spread the awareness and prevent the confusion.” If you need more details about this event, email Ana Pozzoli at: Omnitherapycenter@comcast.net.
  • World Lymphedema Day Information Booth with Therapist | NORWICH, CT | Inside Backus Outpatient Care Center located at 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich, CT from 8:00am until 11:00am. There will be an informational poster, handouts as well as 3 Certified Lymphedema Therapists present to answer any questions regarding lymphedema swelling. If you need more details about this event, email Sheryl Propp at: sheryl.propp@hhchealth.org.
  • World Lymphedema Day | SOUTHINGTON, CT | World Lymphedema Day table to increase awareness at Southington Care Center. If you need more details about this event, email Cathy Chattelle at: cchattelle@hhchealth.org.
  • Information Table | NEW BRITAIN, CT | I will be at the Hospital of Central Connecticut Cancer Institute, just about a mile away from the HOCC New Britain hospital campus. I will be at 183 North Mountain Road, New Britain CT. I will have a table set up with posters, flyers, etc and providing information to prospective patients, caregivers and providers from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. If you need more details about this event, email Felicia Monteforte at: felicia.monteforte@hhchealth.org.
  • WLD Information Booth | NEW BRITAIN, CT | Information booth set up in HOCC Hospital Cafeteria with handouts from LE&RN, lymphedema program brochures, 2 CLT’s to answer questions If you need more details about this event, email Linda Hodgkins at: linda.hodgkins@hhchealth.org.
  • World Lymphedema Day | WILLIMANTIC, CT | Information table in the Atrium of Windham Hospital If you need more details about this event, email Christine Welden at: Christine.Welden@hhchealth.org.
  • Talk with Therapists and Get Handouts | HARTFORD, CT | Please join us in the Hartford Hospital Cafeteria located at 80 Seymour Street Hartford CT from 11:30-1:30. There will be handouts and 4 Lymphedema Therapists to answer any questions regarding lymphedema swelling. If you need more details about this event, email Allyson Rossi at: allyson.rossi@hhchealth.org.
  • Information Table & Therapist | TORRINGTON,CT | Outside the Charlotte Hungerford hospital cafeteria, there will be an area of information area and a therapist available to talk to regarding lymphedema “swelling” concerns they may have. Informational details and more. If you need more details about this event, email Michelle Whitford at: Michelle.Whitford@hhchealth.org.
  • Celebrate World Lymphedema Day | BURLINGTON, MA | Join us at our information table Lahey Rehab Services in the East Lobby at 67 S Bedford St Burlington. If you need more details about this event, email Denise McIntosh at: Denise.M.McIntosh@lahey.org.
  • Light it up for lymphedema-Times Union Center | ALBANY, NY | The rainwater wall at the TU Center in Albany NY will once again glow teal for the month of March for lymphedema awareness and LE&RN Youth Ambassador, Emma Detlefsen is happy to extend Lisa McPartland’s teal lights to the Capital Region. This year the rain wall will also feature a laminated informational poster. If you need more details about this event, email Tiffany Detlefsen at: tiffany4lern@gmail.com.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-Buffalo & Erie Co. Botanical Gardens | BUFFALO, NY | Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens will glow teal to mark World Lymphedema Day! If you need more details about this event, email lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-Seneca One Tower | BUFFALO, NY, USA | Seneca One Tower - the tallest building in Buffalo’s skyline - will light up in teal to mark World Lymphedema Day! If you need more details about this event, email lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Erie County NY declares March 6 as World Lymphedema Day | BUFFALO, NY | The Erie County Legislature proclaims March 6 as World Lymphedema Day with a proclamation presented to Lisa McPartland. If you need more details about this event, email Lisa McPartland at: lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-Buffalo’s Big Ditch Brewing Co. | BUFFALO, NY | Buffalo’s Big Ditch Brewing Co. will glow teal to mark World Lymphedema Day! If you need more details about this event, email lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-Curtiss Hotel | BUFFALO, NY, USA | The Curtiss Hotel in Buffalo will light up and teal to mark World Lymphedema Day. If you need more details about this event, email lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center | BUFFALO, NY | Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center in Buffalo will glow teal to mark World Lymphedema Day! If you need more details about this event, email lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Town of Tonawanda, NY, proclaims March 6, 2020, World Lymphedema Day | TONAWANDA, NY | Town of Tonawanda, NY, proclaims March 6, 2020, World Lymphedema Day If you need more details about this event, email Lisa McPartland at: lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-SU’s Hendricks Chapel and Hall of Languages | SYRACUSE, USA | Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel and Hall of Languages will glow teal to mark World Lymphedema Day! If you need more details about this event, email lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-Barclay Damon Tower | SYRACUSE, USA | The Barclay Damon Tower/Onondaga Tower will glow teal to mark World Lymphedema Day! If you need more details about this event, email lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Lymphedema Awareness, Advances and Advocacy | PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE | Located at the Sheraton Portsmouth, 7am-5:50pm.This is an opportunity to learn and speak with the experts in the field. Continental breakfast, lunch and parking included. 55 seats are available. Cost is $50.00. Our notable speakers include Dr Arin Greene, Dr Dhruv Singhal, Dr Wei Chen, Leslyn Keith, Catherine Seo, Dr Said Nafai and more amazing speakers. There will be a live demonstration of ICG (indocyanine dye) diagnostic on a healthy and an impaired upper extremity lymphatics. Open to the public. Clinicians, physicians and patients are encouraged to join us. Feel free to contact me for more information. If you need more details about this event, email Micky Frackleton at: mfrackleton@verizon.net.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-3 City Center | ROCHESTER, NY, USA | 3 City Center will light up in teal to mark World Lymphedema Day! If you need more details about this event, email lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-Rundel Memorial Library | ROCHESTER, NY, USA | Rundel Memorial Library will light up in teal to mark World Lymphedema Day! If you need more details about this event, email lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-Xerox Tower | ROCHESTER, NY, USA | Xerox Tower will light up in teal to mark World Lymphedema Day! If you need more details about this event, email lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-Legacy Tower | ROCHESTER, NY, USA | Legacy Tower will light up in teal to mark World Lymphedema Day! If you need more details about this event, email lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-Tower 280 at Midtown | ROCHESTER, NY, USA | Tower 280 at Midtown will light up in teal to mark World Lymphedema Day! If you need more details about this event, email lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-The Metropolitan | ROCHESTER, NY, USA | The Metropolitan will light up in teal to mark World Lymphedema Day! If you need more details about this event, email lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Light it Up for Lymphedema-One East | ROCHESTER, NY, USA | One East will light up in teal to mark World Lymphedema Day! If you need more details about this event, email lisa.ann.mcpartland@gmail.com.
  • Information Table | PORTLAND, OR | Today we gather to raise awareness of lymphatic disease. We will have a table set up outside the Knight Cancer Network Symposium. This symposium will be located at: OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building, KCRB Auditorium, 2720 SW Moody Avenue, Portland, OR 97201. We will be handing out blue ribbons that can be planted to grow wildflowers, as well as temporary tattoos to protect lymphatic limbs from automated blood pressure cuffs, peripheral IVs, and blood draws. Please come join us to meet providers and patients, to educate, and increase awareness in our community at Oregon Health and Science University. If you need more details about this event, email Allison Nauta, MD at: nauta@ohsu.edu.


March 7, 2020

  • First Annual Texas World Lymphedema Day Celebration to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases | SAN ANTONIO, TX | Join us in supporting World Lymphedema Day 2020! Our goal is to make cures for lymphedema and lymphatic diseases a global priority. Our meeting will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Center, 7979 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Texas. Breanne Riley DPT, CLT, LANA, will give a presentation on living with Lymphedema while treating Lymphedema. Please email TXChapter@lymphaticnetwork.org to RSVP. If you need more details about this event, email LE&RN Texas Chapter at: TXChapter@lymphaticnetwork.org.


March 9, 2020

  • World Lymphedema Day | SACRAMENTO, CA | ASM Todd Gloria will be making an introduction of advocates in the gallery of the state capitol in recognizing WLD 2020. If you need more details about this event, email Barbara Harmer at: barb.calern@gmail.com.


March 14, 2020

  • Edema Education Day | LADYSMITH, WI | Speakers, samples of products, edema screenings, custom fitting for compression garments, and education. A support group will be started in this area. If you need more details about this event, email Heidi Jo Sovacool, OTR CLT at: help@offering-hope.com.