2nd annual WI Run/Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases to be held 10/7 in Peshtigo, WI
Alaina Archambault to be named LE&RN Wisconsin Youth Ambassador
NEW YORK, NY – September 27, 2017 – The Wisconsin Chapter of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) will host the 2nd annual WI Run/Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Badger Park, Large Pavilion, in Peshtigo, WI. Participants are encouraged to run or walk as much or as little as is comfortable for them. Registration is $25 and well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome.
“I live with this disease,” said LE&RN WI Chapter Co-Chair and event organizer Becca Kobus. “I don’t want others to suffer as I have, feeling alone and helpless. This Run/Walk is for all lymphatic patients around the world.”
Becca’s ten-year-old daughter, Alaina Archambault of Peshtigo, will be honored as a LE&RN WI Youth Ambassador at the event. Alaina has become a fierce advocate for LE and LD patients, attending meetings and writing letters to legislators regarding LE and LD. The now-fifth-grader assisted in the ultimately successful effort by the WI LE&RN Chapter to recognize World Lymphedema Day in the city of Peshtigo, WI. Working with her school’s principal, she organized a Learning Day to educate students about LE on March 6, 2017. Her school science fair project, "Your Lymphatics, How it Works and What Happens When It Doesn't," received first place and the videotaped demonstration became a social media hit.
“I love to advocate,” said Alaina. “Advocacy helps others have better lives and gets people to pay attention.”
To register for this event; join, form, or support a team; or become a Virtual Walker, just visit LymphWalk.org. The 2nd annual WI Run/Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases is proudly sponsored by the Lymphatic Education & Research Network, and National Series Sponsors: BSN medical (Premier National Sponsor), Tactile Medical (Presenting Sponsor), BioCompression Systems, Juzo, ImpediMed/L-Dex, Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Sigvaris, medi USA, Herantis Pharma, LympheDIVAS, Lympha Press, and ILWTI. Local sponsors include Lohmann & Rauscher (L&R USA), Walmart Marinette, Waupaca Foundry, Marinette Marine, Bay Area Medical Center and Bay Area Medical Group.
Founded in 1998, the Lymphatic Education & Research Network is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. LE&RN provides valuable educational resources for the millions of people who suffer from lymphedema and lymphatic disease. LE&RN fosters and supports research that can deepen the medical community's understanding of the lymphatic system. For more information about lymphatic diseases or the Lymphatic Education & Research Network, please visit www.LymphaticNetwork.org or call (516) 625-9675.