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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 are unable to work at their original capacity due to the debilitating nature of lymphedema.  With limited income and no extended medical benefits, these people often cannot afford private treatment. 


BCLA has a goal of providing workshops to help alleviate their condition through teaching  people self-management techniques. We are currently planning a workshop in Vancouver for November 2018.  Following this, in 2019/2020  we plan to offer these workshops in Prince George, Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna & possibly another lower mainland location ~ the goal being to reach people who cannot travel to Vancouver.                                                                  

Donations are an important aspect of being able to provide these  services.                            We trust that you will find the BC Lymphedema Association a worthy recipient for your donation dollars.


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

However, funds are preferably sent directly by e-transfer to info@bclymph.org.

 

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