On May 15, the 2022 Run/Walk to Fight Lymphatic Diseases is taking place in Boston MA. It is presented by the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN).
Up to 10 million Americans, and hundreds of millions worldwide, suffer from lymphedema and lymphatic diseases. More people suffer from these diseases in the United States than suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, Parkinson's disease, and AIDS – combined.
In addition to participating with the Run/Walk in Boston, you can join a virtual walk in your area. Or contact LE&RN to inquire about starting a LymphWalk in your own community.
Some very well-known celebrities are actively involved in the fight to end the suffering endured by so many. And this event. Kathy Bates is one. Ms. Bates has lymphedema—a painful condition that may occur after breast cancer surgery, lymph node removal and/or radiation. Ms. Bates has found a new calling to speak out publicly about lymphedema. She's met with members of Congress, appeared at LE&RN events, and even invited a CBS News correspondent to come along on one of her doctor visits.
At the 2022 Run/Walk to Fight Lymphatic Diseases, Ms. Bates will honor Lady Gaga with the Voice of Change Award. When Lady Gaga heard of a 12-year-old girl, Emma Detlefsen, born with the condition, this provided the impetus for Ms. Gaga to write the song, Til It Happens to You. And donate a portion of its proceeds to the fight against lymphedema.
Koya Medical, the makers of the Dayspring active compression treatment for lymphedema, is proud to be a sponsor of LE&RN. To help people with lymphedema live better lives in motion. And to be involved in the 2022 Run/Walk to Fight Lymphatic Diseases. We hope to see you there or on a virtual walk in your area. Will you be joining?