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Current Fundraiser Status Jan 2022

we have reached our goal!

Dear Members,

It has been another busy year and we have achieved much success this year and I wanted to share gratitude for all the things that were made possible. At this time of year and with COVID restrictions, it is so very easy to be despondent and have negative thoughts. I wanted to focus on all the positive things and the success we have had.

Virtual Fundraiser: We have reached our target for 2021 Compassion Fund and will be accepting applications from our therapists. Watch for details in January.

Thank you to our all participants and donors.

  • Maddie Simone - Lymphedema Awareness Network LaSalle Windsor Essex County LE Walk
  • Diane Lieder - Lymphedema Awareness Chatham-Kent
  • Rob Caparelli - Team Luigi
  • Dolores Steinwall - Walk with Dee 2021
  • Janet Vanderveen
  • Alla Hardoon - Ontario Lymphedema Challenge
  • Julia Prosperi and Danielle Kowal Challenge Lymphedema Sudbury Lymphedema Compassion Fund support
  • Mary Zawadzki - Supporting Lymphe Warriors
  • Team Markham Lymphatic Centre

There were also a number of donations to the General funds - thank you for your generosity, we could not do it without you.

We would like to thank the Hewlett family for donations "In Memory of Mike Hewlett". Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Thanks to Sigvaris and Medi, who made it possible for LAO Members to participate in the Canadian Lymphedema Framework's most recent conference.

We have partnered with iMD to place Lymphedema content in their libraries so that all professionals, therapists, nurses, doctors, and pharmacies can easily access information and share with their patients. This will help raise awareness. More details will be shared in January.

At the same time we are launching our therapist support group and welcome ideas from our members. Please give us some feedback as to what you would like to have. We would like to run this as a 'Mentor" group, where experienced therapists can help therapists with complex cases.

We are working on finalising the 2022 Resource Directory and it will be mailed out in early March.

We will continue to run the Patient Support group monthly - this is a very popular event and we are requesting therapists to sign up with us, to present and facilitate a call - just email with your preferred month and time.

We are also continuing to run our webinars monthly. Check your emails and our website for details.

  • January - Sigvaris 
  • February - Essity 
  • March - 3M

Did you know you can access our Corporate sponsors website and product catalog from our home page - just click on their logos!

We also wanted to share a presentation that we made at the Sunnybrook "Florence Winberg Educational series" on Managing Lymphedema. Please click here and then on the Managing your Lymphedema tab.


Dolores Steinwall
President of The Lymphedema Association of Ontario

Calling all Cancer Survivors!

EXCEL (Exercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well) has announced FOUR new exercise classes beginning the week of January 10th. 

From January to April:

Mon & Wed: 4:00-5:00pm EST via Zoom
Mon & Wed: 11:00am-12:00pm EST via Zoom
Mon & Thurs: 11:30am-12:30pm EST via Zoom

Excel is a 12 week group exercise program and research study delivered to underserved cancer survivors free of charge 

To participate, please contact Excel via the Ontario Project Coordinator, Daniel Sibley (

For more information, click here for Excel's newsletter

Professional Membership Drive!
New members 50% off for a limited time!

Click here for more information or email

Benefits include:

Professional Directory Listing, Quarterly Pathways Magazine, Webinars, access to support groups, e-newsletters & access to comprehensive lists of resources.

Study: Exploring the Quality of Life of Children and Young People with Lymphedema

We invite you to participate in the ILF survey for the Children's Quality of Life questionnaire, with the aim of exploring the quality of life of children and young people with lymphedema. 

This study also aims to validate a lymphedema specific quality of life tool (LYMPHOQOL) for use with children and young people with lymphedema.


The questionnaire can be completed in either English or French.

Deadline: February 28, 2022.


Link to English Questionnaire:

Link to French Questionnaire:


Inform Yourself and Take Control

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Watch the video 

LE&RN Symposium Series

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PDF Copies of the LIMPRINT Reports
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Upcoming events

    • 19 Jan 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Please join the LAO and Sigvaris for a webinar on


    Event Details:

    • January 19th, 2022 at 2:00pm EST
    • Presented by Debra Heming of Sigvaris 
    • Registration now open: FREE for LAO Members & $20 for Non-Members
    • Webinar WILL be recorded

    We look forward to seeing you there!

LAO Platinum Sponsors



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