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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 Gemma Levine, developed LE following cancer treatment. Levine had taken iconic portraits of a generation of British royalty and celebrities, of which Dench was one. Levine's portrait of Dench appears at right.

So when Levine reached out to Dr. Peter Mortimer to co-author the definitive book on lymphedema, Dame Judi was the first to offer a testimonial tribute to the effort.

The book, Let's Talk Lymphoedema (Lymphedema) was published last month courtesy of a grant from Juzo. LE&RN Spokesperson Kathy Bates and I were both pleased to contribute chapters to this seminal work, which is now available for free to new Sponsor-level Supporting Members of LE&RN.

Following her support of the book, Dench asked what else she could do to help this cause. She made good on that offer by joining LE&RN's Honorary Board.

We welcome Dame Judi and thank her for using her celebrity to promote needed awareness of lymphatic diseases that affect over 150 million people worldwide. 

Sincerely,

William Repicci
President & CEO, LE&RN


If you are not already a LE&RN Supporting Member at the Sponsor level ($18/month or $200/year), I urge you to join those who are making a difference today. For a limited time, new Sponsor-level Supporting Members will receive a free copy of Let’s Talk Lymphoedema (Lymphedema). Don't wait. Become a Supporting Member today and ensure that LE&RN can continue its vital work.