00  BC Lymphedema Association



What are you planning to do to encourage awareness of Lymphedema 

in your community?


Christine Chandler ~ Sunshine Coast

  I will be giving a short presentation to our local Community Services Staff & Board members to explain Lymphedema


Lynn Holloway ~ Parksville

On Thursday, March 29th, I am partnering with our local Pharmasave and our Public Library to provide an information session on the lymphatic system and lymphedema. I will be talking about living with lymphedema; the drug store will have their compression garment fitter there to discuss garments; there will be an MLD therapist present to talk about what she does; and their health product specialist will be discussing how the lymphatic system works and what it does.


Lila Reynolds ~ Prince George

We will have an information table set up in the atrium of the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George from 10:00 A.M. until about 2:00 P.M. on March 6th. Pamphlets and informational brochures will be available for people to take home and we will have a sign up sheet for people who may wish to form a Support Group.


April Neave ~ Chilliwack

Bring awareness to staff and doctor at my doctor's office. Circulate awareness 

via my email contacts.


Amber Pitman ~ Vancouver

Having a support group get together in Vancouver to celebrate World Lymphedema Day.


Gail Reichert ~ Sooke

I am busy setting up a support group for the southern tip of Vancouver Island. I will try and set up a meet and greet near the end of the month for group members. I will take some of the ideas and keep them in mind for next year.


Janine Leitch ~ North Vancouver

I spread the word by posting articles about Lymphedema and Awareness Day on both my personal Facebook page and Instagram account as well as on the BCLA Facebook Page. I distributed World Lymphedema Day posters at Lions Gate Hospital, all the North Vancouver Community Recreation centres and my public library. I also left several pamphlets in the Oncology Department at Lions Gate Hospital.


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