LANL is pleased to announce that, for the very first time in NL, Lymphedema Awareness Day will receive provincial proclamation. This will happen on Tuesday, February 27 by the Honorable Minister of Health and Community Services, John Haggie. March 6 of each year is internationally recognized as Lymphedema Awareness Day to raise awareness about this disease and available treatment options.
There will be a Lymphedema Awareness walk at New World Fitness, Topsail Road, St. John's on Sunday, March 4th at 2 pm. Refreshments and prizes to follow.
We are pleased to announce that, in addition to the walk, specially trained coaches Janet Montevecchi and Terry Walsh Oakley will facilitate a NEW PROGRAM -- Aquatic Lymphatic Therapy. This will be a 30 minute introduction starting at 1:15. Bring your swim cap and goggles if you plan to attend this program. Maximum of 10 participants for the pool -- so arrive early to join this exciting event. Both pool and walk events are FREE!
Lymphedema is a chronic disease caused by a buildup of lymph fluid. This happens when the lymphatic system is either faulty or damaged and cannot function as normal. It leads to swelling in the tissues where the lymph flow is blocked. Most often the swelling is in an arm or leg, but it can also be in the breast, trunk, genitals or head and neck. It can affect everyone - children men and women.
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