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Challenge Lymphedema 2022:

Virtual Fundraiser

We are pleased to share that we are hosting another virtual fundraiser for 2022 - Are YOU willing to participate?



The challenge?  Whatever you want it to be!

Are you an avid walker, reader, cyclist, swimmer, yogi, or knitter? 

For this years Virtual Fundraiser, we challenge YOU to do whatever it is that you LOVE and help us to raise much needed funds for the LAO at the same time.

Our Goals and Areas that need Support

1. We are launching a Garment Program pilot on Sept 15-Dec 31 2022 to provide garments to those in need and to enhance our already existing, and well received, Compassion Fund program. This will be a partnership with our valuable Corporate members and Therapists. More details will be provided closer to the launch date.

2. Compassion Fund. The intention of this Fund is to provide some treatment and teach self management of the condition to patients that need financial assistance

3. Info-line support: We recorded an increase in the number of calls to our support line and we need to track and analyze the data, for creating a business case to present to the Ministry of Health to advocate on behalf of patients 

3. Webinars and Virtual Support Groups: Continuing to provide webinars to educate and raise awareness to the LE community as well as provide a community of support for patients. 

Help us to meet our goal to provide all of these services to the often overlooked Lymphedema Community

We want to raise $20,000 for these

programs and initiatives by the beginning of 2023

And post your progress and activities on your preferred social media platform using the #ChallengeLymphedema hashtag and #LAO

or send us your images and updates directly by Email 

For our non virtual givers, you can give them this Printable form to be mailed in

Upcoming events

No events available

Message from the President

Dolores Steinwall  |  June 21st , 2022 

Happy First Day of Summer!

Dear Members,

I wanted to share a quote with you that has resonated with me the past few months and during the last three years that I have been a member of the LAO.

"I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" - Maya Angelou

Thank you to all of the people who have taken the time to call or email and send their thanks for the work we do for the LAO. This gives us the motivation and strength to carry on and try to make a difference in the lives of patients with Lymphedema.

LAO Summer Updates

Some important dates to keep in mind:

The 2022 Annual General Meeting has been moved to July 19th, 2022 6:00-8:00 pm. Please mark it in your calendars and attend. We need an engaged membership to help make a difference. More information will be sent out this week. 

We are looking for your feedback so please take the time to complete these general surveys. There is one for patients and one for therapists. 

Pam Hammond, one of our therapist members, partnered with Lucinda Sykes and very kindly sent us some exercises to share with you all. They are posted in the Patient's Corner, so please ensure that you are signed into your LAO account in order to access that section of the website. Please click here for the Patient's Corner. 

On that note, please don't forget to check the Patient's Corner for recordings of recent webinars, information on volunteer opportunities, and more. 

We also work hard to frequently update the "Other News & Event's" section on our website with information about Lymphedema related webinars, events, research developments across Canada and the US, and newsletters from other organizations. To view that section, please click here.

We hope you are enjoying the beginning of summer and we look forward to seeing you at the Annual General Meeting very soon. 


Dolores Steinwall

President of The Lymphedema Association of Ontario

Member Stories

Please continue to share your stories with us so that we can feature them in the next newsletter. 

To keep up to date with community Lymphedema news, events from other organizations, and resources, please click here for our page "Other Lymphedema News"

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