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Lymphedema & Lymphatic Disease Matters, News from LE&RN July 2019

Lymphedema & Lymphatic Disease Matters, News from LE&RN July 2019

2nd annual LE&RN/ASRM Combined Pilot Grant awarded to Dr. Alex Wong

In June, LE&RN and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) awarded Alex Wong, M.D., the second annual LE&RN/ASRM Combined Pilot Grant for the project titled “Animal Model for Secondary Head and Neck Lymphedema.” Funding this type of research would not be possible without LE&RN Sponsors and Supporting Members.

 

New York #LymphWalk gears up for 10-year anniversary

The New York #LymphWalk will celebrate 10 years of fundraising and activism on October 19 at Riverside Park in New York City. For many longtime supporters, this is the event of the year. Come and see what it's all about.

Sign up early!  The first 100 registrants get a discount with the code NYEARLY2019.

 

Kathy Bates to be honored at The 24 Hour Plays 2019 Broadway Gala

LE&RN spokesperson Kathy Bates will be the honoree at the 19th annual The 24 Hour Plays Broadway Gala on November 18. Stars from Broadway, TV, and film will write, rehearse, and perform new plays in a one-night-only special event to raise money and awareness for LE&RN.

Premium orchestra seats, which include the cast and VIP afterparty with Kathy, are on sale now! Event sponsorship opportunities are also available. Visit The 24 Hour Plays for more!

 

Support LE&RN's midyear appeal

Read this mid-year letter from LE&RN President & CEO William Repicci and watch the embedded video featuring LE&RN Spokesperson Kathy Bates. See how far we have come and, please, join the fight or increase your commitment to the cause with a mid-year donation. We cannot continue to make these strides without you.

 

The Cerini Challenge

For this year's Cerini Challenge fundraiser, longtime LE&RN Board Member Ken Cerini has already conquered 21 mountains. He is now in Switzerland where he will tackle 11 peaks, including Dufourspitze, the highest peak at 15,203 feet, and the Matterhorn, at 14,692.

In August, he's back in the U.S. to complete a four-day, 50-plus-mile hike in the Adirondacks, covering ten mountains. In September, he's in New Hampshire to complete his goal of 50 mountains climbed for LE&RN this year.

Let's show Ken that all of us at LE&RN are behind him as he tackles these challenges in the name of lymphedema and lymphatic education, research, and advocacy. Read all about Ken's journey here and please do what you can to support this wonderful fundraiser.
 

LE&RN/LymphNotes U.S. Therapist Scholarships; applications due August 2, 2019

Applications for LE&RN/LymphNotes U.S. Lymphedema Therapist Scholarships are due this Friday, August 2. Scholarships are awarded annually in memory of writer and lymphedema (LE) advocate Ann Ehrlich who initiated the awards in 2013. 

  

LE&RN welcomes its newest Chapter: Qatar

Please join us in welcoming the Qatar LE&RN Chapter. Read a message from Chapter Co-Chair Emad Abdalla, visit their web page, and find them on Facebook

 

Chicago Breast and Lymphedema Symposium

The Chicago Breast and Lymphedema Symposium will take place October 18-19, 2019.

 

Visit LE&RN's Virtual Expo

LE&RN's Virtual Expo brings together companies that offer products and services to the lymphedema, lipedema, and lymphatic disease communities. These companies offer videos on a variety of topics. Check out LE&RN'S Virtual Expo today.