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Here is how you can make a difference- 

We are asking our members to write to your respective towns and cities asking them to acknowledge LE day by lighting up

Use this template and fill in the the name of your local representative to send-  

link here for the letter 

A big thank you to Medi for supporting our cause! Please check out what they have to offer-

Click here to view Medi

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Free Event -

Lymphedema from Both Sides: The Real Deal

Prevention, management & outside-the-box thinking about lymphedema from lymphedema patients, a lymphedema therapist and compression expert.

By Sue Callison - Founder of Solidea U.S.

When and where -

Date and time

Thursday, March 30 · 7 - 8pm EDT



About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Sue Callison, founder of Solidea U.S. sits down with Emilia Dewi, OTD, CLT-LANA, CBIS to talk about lymphedema prevention, compression garments, and management techniques. Bringing outside-the-box thinking to the treatment of lymphedema. Question and answer session to follow.

Click Here to Register for Free



2023 E-VOLUME 12

February 28th, 2023


Message from the President

Dolores Steinwall  |  February 28th, 2023 

Dear Members,

It's so true that "time waits for no one". Since I wrote to you in December, we have been extremely busy working on our third annual LAO Resource Directory - watch for it in the mail in March.

March is Lymphedema Month and is just around the corner and we have a number of projects planned.

  • World lymphedema day is March 6! Check out this video to see how we are celebrating.  
  • March 6th & March 13th- a two part webinar with Wellspring link to register on our website- Visit this link.
  • March 15th - Encore/Replay webinar on Fast'N'Go hybrid bandages
  • Members: Please write to your respective Towns and Cities asking them to acknowledge LE day by lighting up - Click here for template letter.
  • New grads:  We are also offering a discounted one year membership to the LAO - please click here to see offer.
  • Compassion Fund: As most of you know we lost Karen Jensen and need volunteers to help out.  Karen left very big shoes to fill.  Her family provided the LAO website for donations and we are establishing a Complimentary membership for one year with the donations. We had the "Nickie Wight" fund and now we are adding the "Karen Jensen" memorial membership.  in this way we can honour her memory.
  • Garment Program:  We have a number of garments in our Inventory and will be giving these out to our members who apply, free of charge - please follow the process listed on our website.
  • For more information about the garment fund, please visit our website or watch this short videoThis program is a Lymphedema Month free giveaway, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.  This program is not tied to income.Non members can apply as well, by signing up for a new membership $30 annually. Check the benefits on our website.
  • Medi has generously agreed to donate 5% of all Ontario sales to the LAO - so please place your orders.

  • Alla Hardoon of Care Med and Soft Touch Mastectomy has also agreed to donate 5% of the sales in Ontario of the Fast'N'G0 bandages to the LAO.

  • Therapist training on product: Bauerfeind has invited all Professional therapists and Retailer/Fitter to attend a seminar April 18th & 19th in Montreal.  Travel and accomodation expenses to be covered. Please email if you would like to attend.

  • Attention Therapists - we have partnered with ILWTI to offer a special price for their teletraining courses - please email to let us know if you are interested. The more students we have, the better the discount

Here is an update on our current projects:

Virtual Fundraiser: We did not reach our target for fundraising this year. This is to be expected and we came in at approx 85% of target.  A great result in these difficult times. 

Partnership with iMD: Reminder - its been over a year since we partnered with iMD to provide you with access to content. 

Health care professionals: to access content and create an iMD account, please visit this link.

Virtual Support Group:

We continue to run the Patient Support group monthly for our members.

Webinars: Check your emails and our website for details:

  • April 19th - Essity TBD
  • May - Medi TBD
  • June AGM

Employment opportunity: Admin Charlotte will be leaving us soon to pursue her dreams and we need to find a replacement. Please visit our Employment Opportunities section if you know of someone that is interested.

Volunteers: Please email us if you can volunteer some time to help your Association, especially during Lymphedema month.


Dolores Steinwall

President of The Lymphedema Association of Ontario

Member Stories

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Happy Holiday's from the LOA Board Members 

Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, Yule (Winter Solstice), Las Posadas, the end of a year, different cultural practices or no cultural practices, the LAO would like to wish you happy holidays and let you know that you are in our thoughts during this holiday season.

Happy Holiday's from this Decembers Virtual Support Group (VSG):

Upcoming events

    • 27 Mar 2023
    • Access to recording

    Presenting the Newest Technology in Lymphedema Bandaging - Ask the Inventor 

    Access to the recording

    Access given on March 27, 2023

    What the recording will be about-

    The new hybrid self-bandaging system from France:

    Fast'n Go Hybrid Bandaging System


    This product is new to Canada and will be hosted by:

    Pierre Gonon- 

     Innovator and developer of Fast’n Go Hybrid bandaging system (France)

    Alla Hardoon- 

    Owner of Care-Med LTD and Soft Touch Mastectomy, lymphedema expert

    and Canadian representative for Fast’n Go bandages

    Amy Rivera-

    Exclusive North America Distributor 

    This webinar will cover the following:

    -Product details 

    -Gain an understanding of how this product may benefit you 

    -Understand the newest lymphedema technology 

    -Understand how garments affect lymphedema 

    -Have any questions? Ask the inventor! 

    Check out the product:

    How to get Fast'n Go product in Canada:

    Care-Med LTD is located in North York, Intersection of Bathurst and Lawrence across from Lawrence Plaza with lots of free parking in the area.

    3077 Bathurst Street Suite 203. Toronto, Ontario, M6A 1Z9 Location is chairlift accessible.

    Alla does consultation Down Town Toronto every other Wednesday, fully accessible medical building.  Zoom consultation for out of GTA patients are available.

    All bookings are done through main North York office over the phone 416-782-5353 / /

    Canada wide shipping available.

    More information about Alla Hardoon:

    Founder and Medical Director of Soft Touch Mastectomy

    Alla Hardoon - Founder and Medical Director of Care-Med Ltd

    Alla has over 16 years of extensive health care experience in Toronto. She acquired her first medical degree in 1988 as a Registered Nurse. She continued her studies in internal medicine, orthopedics, biomechanics, Primary and Secondary Lymphedema, Lipedema, and Post Mastectomy Care, specializing in Oncology Lymphedema.

    Recently, Alla became American Board Certified Functional Nutritionist to help her clients and patients understand their bodies and support themselves to the next level of better health.

    Alla is a public speaker and educator on the subject of medical compression wear in the field of Primary and Secondary Lymphedema, Lipedema, Edema, Venous Insufficiency, and Wound care garments.

    She is considered a top expert in the GTA and well beyond the province. Patients and medical professionals reach out to her for professional advice every day. Private clinics, local hospitals, therapists, and vascular surgeons refer their most difficult cases to Alla for assessment and the best-fitting garments.

    Alla’s extensive medical background and knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics make Care-Med and Soft Touch a one-stop destination for the best-fitted custom-made and ready-made compression wear. As a professional post-mastectomy and medical compression garments fitter and a Certification course graduate of the USA, she has extensive knowledge of Compression, Lymphedema, and Extremity Pumps used for upper and lower extremities.

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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