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Lymphedema is a chronic health condition with many faces. Some people are born with it; others develop it later in life, often after treatment for some cancers. It is estimated that up to 1 million Canadians suffer with this progressive condition that can have life-long physical, emotional and financial implications for patients and their families. Given this updated national estimate and the population distribution within Canada, it can be extrapolated that near 387,000 Ontarians (children and adults) are living with lymphedema. Up to one in four breast cancer survivors will develop lymphedema at some point in their life.

Become informed. That is the first step you can take to help prevent lymphedema, detect it, get it diagnosed early, and learn how best to manage this condition. We’re working to improve access to quality lymphedema information, resources and services across Ontario and beyond.

Please explore our website for lymphedema information, support and resources.

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LAO AGM,  LaSalle/Windsor Walk,  Pickering Walk,  and National LE Conference

(See details below)

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

6:00 p.m.


Video/Telephone Conference Call

Special Presentation:

Nutrition for Lymphedema


Jean LaMantia

Registered Dietitian

We are also pleased to be working with Jean LaMantia, registered dietitian, who will be presenting “Nutrition for Lymphedema” as part of our AGM.  Given that the lymphatic system is connected to the digestive system, it only makes sense that what you eat can impact your lymphedema. Listen in as Jean details her nutrition plan to assist with your lymphedema management. 

For Door Prizes, Jean has donated a copy of her new book, 
and Custom Comfort has donated a $75 Gift Certificate

So register for the AGM today!

Active members attend for free. There is a $10 fee for non-members. 

LAO members receive discounts to LAO events, plus receive a subscription to the quarterly lymphedema magazine, Pathways, which includes the LAO Lymphedema Matters newsletter insert. Individual membership cost is $28 and includes a vote at the AGM. Other memberships are available for professionals and corporations. 



We look forward to your attendance,

The LAO Board of Directors



LaSalle/Windsor ON

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Join or Support Team LaSalle


Pickering ON

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Join or Support Team Pickering


2019 National Conference

November 1-2, 2019

Toronto, ON

Click here for LAO Patient/Individual Members 20% Discount Code

NOTE: You must be logged in to the LAO website as an active LAO Member
to gain access Discount Code

Lymphedema Awareness Walk
in LaSalle/Windsor ON

in Support of the LAO

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Join or Support Team LaSalle!




Lymphedema Awareness Walk
in Pickering ON

in Support of the LAO Compassion Fund

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Join or Support Team Pickering!




These achievements would not be possible without our members,
volunteers, walk leads, participants and donors...



LaSalle/Windsor and Toronto 2018

Thank you to all our 2018 LAO Walk/Run participants
who raised LE Awareness and over $12,500 

in LaSalle/Windsor and Toronto!

LaSalle/Windsor Team

Team Deb's Dash in Toronto

Team LAO in Toronto

Thank you to our Sponsors!






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