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Did you know that there are an estimated one million Canadians living with lymphedema ?BC currently has no medical coverage for the management of this condition, nor does the province have any dedicated treatment facility. The one exception to this is for breast cancer patients who may qualify for the provision of  two compression sleeves per year. There is no coverage for compression supplies for any other category of lymphedema patient.


As many of you know, private therapists trained in manual lymph drainage (MLD) are available for a fee for service.  However, many people with lymphedema are unable to work at their original capacity due to the debilitating nature of the chronic disease.                          With limited income and no extended medical benefits, these people often cannot afford private treatment. 


BCLA has set a goal of providing education workshops  to teach  people "Risk Reduction " strategies to alleviate their condition.  The first Education Day will be held at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver on November 17th 2018.  Full details to  register can be found on the home page. 


Following this, we plan to offer these Education Days in Prince George & Victoria in 2019 and hopefully in  Kamloops & Kelowna in 2020. ~ the goal being to reach people who cannot travel to Vancouver.                                                                  

Donations are  important  to support costs of providing this education service to members.  We trust that you will find the BC Lymphedema Association (BCLA)  a worthy recipient for your donation dollars.


We have enlisted Canada Helps.org to manage donations as they provide a secure site.

However, funds  sent directly by e-transfer to info@bclymph.org. are received in full with no precessing fee.

 

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