From President & CEO, William Repicci

New York State residents: We need your help

New York State residents: We need your help

Dear LE&RN Supporting Members and New York State residents,

If you are a New York State resident with health insurance that is not Medicare, and you have been denied treatment for lymphedema or denied coverage of physician-prescribed compression bandages or garments within the last few

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LE and LD becoming part of a global conversation

Dear LE&RN Supporting Member,

Recently, I had an hour-long conversation with a nonprofit leader to talk about LE&RN’s efforts to fight lymphedema and lymphatic diseases. Within minutes of ending the call, I received a thoughtful e-mail wishing us luck in our battle against “lymphoma.”
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See what happens when LE&RN Members come together

See what happens when LE&RN Members come together

Dear Ally in the Fight Against Lymphedema and Lymphatic Diseases,

In March of 2015, I witnessed something extraordinary.

A six-year-old girl, Emma Detlefsen, appeared before the New York State legislature in Albany alongside myself and other representatives from LE&RN. For 12 years, LE&RN

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LE&RN welcomes Dame Judi Dench to Honorary Board

LE&RN welcomes Dame Judi Dench to Honorary Board

Above photo credit: Sarah Dunn

Dear LE&RN Supporting Members and Community,

Estimable Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi Dench joined LE&RN's Honorary Board this week and we invite the LE&RN community to welcome her.

Dame Judi first became aware of lymphedema when her friend, photojournalist

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LE Activism: Lessons From the AIDS Movement

LE Activism: Lessons From the AIDS Movement

Pictured above: Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of NIAID at NIH; LE&RN Spokesperson Kathy Bates; and LE&RN President & CEO William Repicci

On March 15, I had the honor of seeing Kathy Bates receive a Research!America award for her impact on public opinion as LE&RN’s spokesperson. At that

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