Kathy Bates is an American Academy Award winning actress. Bates is a cancer survivor, a lymphedema patient and advocate, and LERN's celebrity spokesperson. Bates kicked off the Face of Lymphedema Challenge at the 2014 Walk for Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases.
Patricia Clarkson is an Academy Award nominee and Emmy® Award winner. She is currently starring in The Elephant Man on Broadway with Bradley Cooper and Alessandro Nivola.
Bravo Network Executive Producer, talk show host and author.
Pat Crowley, beloved big-screen and television actress, joined the fight against lymphedema and lymphatic diseases at the first-ever Run/Walk in Santa Monica in June 2015. Ms. Crowley developed lymphedema in her leg following cancer treatment.
Jim Dale is an English-American actor, voice artist, and singer-songwriter. He is best known in the United Kingdom for his many appearances in the Carry On series of films and in the US for narrating the Harry Potter audiobook series, for which he received two Grammy Awards, and the ABC series Pushing Daisies. Mr. Dale has also appeared on Broadway (Joe Egg, Me and My Girl, Scapino, and Barnum (Tony-award best actor in musical). As a songwriter, he received an Academy-award nomination for Georgy Girl.
Born in England, Dame Judi Dench made her stage debut in Hamlet in 1957. Praised for her theater, film and TV roles, she endeared herself internationally as "M" in the James Bond franchise. She won an Academy Award in 1999 for her role in Shakespeare in Love, and earned six additional nominations for her work in such films as Chocolat and Philomena. Having her portrait taken by photojournalist Gemma Levine who now has lymphedema, Dame Judi offered a testimonial to Ms. Levine's book, "Let's Talk Lymphoedema" and continues her active support of the cause.
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Actor, director, and producer Steve Guttenberg joined the LE&RN Honorary Board in September 2016, making the announcement via a pre-recorded message at Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Bridge to 2016 NY Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Disease participants. Mr. Guttenberg's mother suffers from lymphedema.
Sarah Hughes is an Olympic gold medalist in figure skating and an advocate for lymphedema patients.