LE&RN's mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. Yet, we are often frustrated in our advocacy efforts. The media just hasn't wanted to pay attention, no matter how many times we have banged on their door. But something wonderful came to our attention just today.
After delivering an amazing piece on Samantha Harris' brave struggle with breast cancer, Brooke Anderson of Entertainment Tonight opened up the discussion to lymphedema. She spoke about it knowledgably and honestly. But, most importantly, she spoke about it.
We hope more journalists will follow Brooke's lead and realize that lymphedema is a very real and serious condition that demands and deserves attention, funding, and research. We want Brooke to know that this is important to us and that we want more stories about lymphedema. Please consider joining in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter, and let's thank Brooke for opening up this conversation.