· March 4th – Board Members had tea with Lieutenant Governor Foote. Her Honour took an hour to listen to our stories and to learn more about lymphedema and our association.
· March 5th – Board Members had a meeting with Minister Haggie and his staff to review highlights of our awareness activities and achievements as well as our goals.
· March 6th – There was an Aquatic Lymphatic Therapy (ALT) demonstration by Certified ALT Instructors Terry Walsh-Oakley and Janet Montevecchi as well as an interview with Angela Barnes, LANL board member living with lymphedema, aired by NTV on March 10th
· March 6th – Building Lighting at Government House
· March 9th – There was a Lymphie Connections support group session focusing on “Nutrition and Lymphedema (Low Fat/Anti-inflammatory foods)”hosted by Chef Stephanie O’Brien (Red Seal Chef who lives with lymphedema) at Sobeys, Merrymeeting Road location. A store display was staffed by LANL Board Members.
The Lymphedema Association of NL (LANL) wishes to thank the following for signing Proclamations to recognize March 2020 as Lymphedema Awareness Month, and specifically March 6th as WORLD LYMPHEDEMA DAY:
• Conception Bay South
• Corner Brook
• Grand Falls Windsor
• Harbour Breton
• Logy Bay/Middle Cove/Outer Cove
• Mount Pearl
• Portugal Cove-St. Philips
• St. George’s
• St. John’s
• St. Lawrence
We also thank these municipalities where proclamations were agreed to but prevented by COVID- 19 interruption.
• Daniel’s Harbour
• Harbour Grace
• Hawke’s Bay
• Lark Harbour
• Port Blandford
• Pouch Cove
Public Service Announcements were submitted to VOCM, VOWR, CBC, COAST, KROCK and HITS FM radio stations during first week of March
·A Community Billboard Announcement was posted on Rogers Cable
LANL’s mission is to support people living with lymphedema.
Please note we are not able to provide medical advice.
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