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LE&RN Week in Review: February 21, 2014

LE&RN Week in Review: February 21, 2014

Photo: New York State Capitol viewed from the south, located on the north end of the Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York CC-BY-SA-3.0/Matt H. Wade at Wikipedia

NYS Resolutions Aimed At Increasing Awareness To Be Adopted March 6
Connor Looby, LE&RN's Youth Ambassador, will be honored on March 6 when a resolution bearing his name will be read and adopted by the New York State legislature. A separate resolution, formally recognizing Lymphedema Awareness Day, will be read and adopted as well. New York State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, who was instrumental in the success of both of these resolutions, has also supported Assembly Bill 8456, which would create a lymphedema and lymphatic diseases research grants program. We thank Assemblywoman Rosenthal and the New York State legislature for their leadership in bringing lymphedema and lymphatic disease education, advocacy, and research into the spotlight. Read more about the March 6 resolutions here.

Connor's Spartans Host LE&RN Benefit
Connor's Spartans will be hosting a Night of Entertainment to benefit the Lymphatic Education & Research Network on March 7, from 7pm to 11pm, in Mahopac, NY. Honorees include Vicki
Iannotti, MD; Subhadra Siegel, MD; and Britta Vander Linden. Tickets are $75 per person and $45 for children. All proceeds benefit LE&RN. Find out more here.

Relationship between Lymphatic Dysfunction and Inflammation Symposium Video Now Available
This popular Symposium, which had been broadcast live, is now available on the LE&RN website. David Zawieja, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Vice Chair Medical Physiology and Director, Division of Lymphatic Biology, at Health Science Center Texas A&M University speaks on the "Relationship between Lymphatic Dysfunction and Inflammation." Dr. Zawieja is Chair of LE&RN's Scientific Medical Advisory Council.

"Therapy of Choice" Tops Headlines
Cynthia Shechter, of ShechterCare, co-authored the featured article, "Therapy of Choice," in this week's edition of Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine. Cynthia has always been a friend and supporter of LE&RN, and we are pleased to congratulate her on this important byline. Just click on "Therapy of Choice" at the above link to read the article in full.

Breast Cancer Survivorship Workshop To Be Held At ShecterCare, NYC
ShechterCare, a state of the art facility with specialized Occupational Therapists who are available to help at every stage of breast cancer and lymphedema care, is hosting a breast cancer survivorship workshop on Thursday, March 13, from 1pm to 4pm. The free event will be held at SchecterCare, 18 East 48th Street, 8th floor, in New York City. If you would like to attend, just RSVP to carriechr@gmail.com or 347.726.5058.

Lymphedema Treatment Act
Dedicated activists are working hard to see that the Lymphedema Treatment Act becomes the law of the land. If you haven't already, please contact your Congressional representatives. LTA has made it easy. Just visit their webpage and they will walk you right through it.

A Growing Voice
More and more people are liking our Facebook page (1,399 as of this writing), following us on Twitter (648), and signing up to get our emails. This makes us happy because we know we are reaching more people all the time. That means more people who can benefit from our education and outreach programs (like our Symposium series) and more people who will get behind our cause, which may mean more funding for lymphatic diseases and lymphedema. If you haven't already, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter, sign up for our e-mails, and ask your friends to do the same. Thank you for helping us get the word out.