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Current Fundraiser Status as of
November 8, 2021

~ Please Help Us Reach Our Goal

LAO Virtual Fundraiser 2021

Challenge: Lymphedema

Strive for Compassion

Aug 16, 2021

Hello LAO members,

We are excited to see several teams have signed up for the Challenge: Lymphedema 2021 Fundraiser and donations are already flowing, we have raised over $500 of our $20,000 goal already! 

Your funds will also help us continue to fund the Compassion Fund, support our donation of diagnostic equipment for Lymphedema to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, run our toll-free help line, support groups, advocacy work and provide educational material for patients and health professionals. 

Why is your support so important?

We receive no government funding and rely solely on donations and membership dues to survive. Your support will ensure we can continue with the programs and services that lymphedema patients need.  

We realize these are challenging times and many of us are coping with dramatic changes to our lives. To make fundraising efforts easier for those who want simplify their contribution an Ontario wide team has been formed, Ontario Challenge: Lymphedema team, you can sign up here: Team Ontario Canada Helps Page and please fill out and return this form to us Participant Waiver Form.

You can commit to as little or as much activity as you want and share the page with friends and family, to raise funds. For those not comfortable with online donations they can also donate by cheque or credit card, the following form can be printed:

Printable Donation Form 


Please donate Virtually by clicking here! 

(donations of $20 or more receives a tax receipt)

If you need help or have any questions please email

Thank you for helping with our fundraising efforts!  


Dolores Steinwall

President of The Lymphedema Association of Ontario

Challenge LE Final Concert
Thank you to everyone who attended the final concert!  Due to technical issues we were unfortunately unable to show a video provided by one of our wonderful performers.  Please click here to view the video - thank you Carol for your beautiful contribution!

Professional Membership Drive!
New members 50% off for a limited time!

Click here for more information or email

Benefits include:

Professional Directory Listing, Quarterly Pathways Magazine, Webinars, access to support groups, e-newsletters & access to comprehensive lists of resources.

Covid 19 & Cancer Webinar Recording from Sunnybrook

Click here to view the recording

Arm & Leg Lymphedema Volunteers Needed for Vodder School Course Nov 22 & 23!

Click here for more infoHead and Neck Lymphedema ~ What you Need to Know

Participants Needed for Memorial University Research Study exploring the physical activity levels, benefits and barriers, quality of life, and preferences for individuals experiencing lymphedema in Canada.  Click here for more information

PDF Copies of the LIMPRINT Reports
Click here to View

Upcoming events

    • 30 Nov 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Maximizing Mobility and Flexibility for Lymphedema Management

    Beth Hoag, PT, CLT

    Registered Physiotherapist

    Discussion Topics Include:

    • The relationship between the myofascial system and the lymphatic system
    • The importance of maintaining mobility and flexibility through specific stretching for your "tough spots"
    • Go over a few of these "key stretches"
    • Open up to Q&A

    • 02 Dec 2021
    • 8:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Ask Two Oncologists


    Thursday December 2nd at 8pm Eastern (9pm Atlantic)


    Attention to those who are interested. The Healing and Cancer Foundation is running an amazing free event called Ask Two Oncologists, taking place on December 2nd at 8pm Eastern (9pm Atlantic). 


    Ask our Experts about:

    ·      Maximizing your chance of recovery from cancer

    ·      Getting the best care from the medical system

    ·      Specific medical questions / worries about delays

    ·      Covid, cancer, and vaccination

    ·      Empowering your body including an anti-cancer diet

    ·      Essential healing techniques / complementary medicine

    ·      Improving your immune function and mental health during covid

    ·      The best resources for healing and much more


    Questions can be submitted by beforehand via registration or by email, by ‘chat’ during the session, or preferably live by audio +/- video. Agreeing to confidentiality is a pre-requisite to join this public talk.

    The Experts

    Dr. Rob Rutledge is a Radiation Oncologist in Halifax specializing in breast, prostate and pediatric cancers, as well as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. He received a Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s Award for Excellence in Patient Care, and a Doctors Nova Scotia Health Promotion Award in recognition of my contribution to physician health and health promotion in cancer patients.

    Dr. Rutledge founded the Healing and Cancer Foundation (HCF) and has co-facilitated more than 50 “Skills for Healing” cancer weekend retreats in Canada and abroad. The foundation equips cancer patients and family members with a practical and integrated approach to their journey – helping people to heal at levels of body, mind and spirit. The Foundation draws on proven medical science, the vast teachings of world traditions, and the inherent wisdom within each person.

    Dr. Robyn Macfarlane completed her MD from Dalhousie in 2005. She then went on to complete her internal medicine degree at the University of British Columbia, followed by a subspecialty in medical oncology at the BC Cancer Agency. She did a Genitourinary Fellowship with a focus in Prostate Cancer research from the BCCA.

    Joining the Division of Medical Oncology in October 2011, as assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Division of Medical Oncology. Her clinical interests are in genitourinary and melanoma cancers. She is actively involved with undergraduate and postgraduate education within the division. And her primary research focus is in prostate cancer, and she heads the prostate, bladder, and melanoma trials portfolios.

    We hope that you will join us on December 2nd. 

    • 10 Dec 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom


    Please note: This Webinar Will NOT be Recorded

    1. Date and time:

    Dec 10th, 2021. 12:00-12:30 pm (EST)


    1. Speaker’s name:

    Anne-Kathrin Gutmann, National Product Education Manager medi Canada


    2. Bio:

    Clinical nurse

    Lipoedema and Lymphoedema treatment Specialist / Compression garments at the world-known Földiklinik, Germany (2013-2017).

    medi Germany’s Star Certified Trainer Award in Lymphology/Phlebology (2017-2019)


    3. Description:

    A scientifically and practically orientated session that will cover current trends and needs in the treatment of lymph- and lipedema.
    We will discuss the new opportunities technology brings retailers and fitters and cover various aspects of successful lymph- and lipedema treatment in 2021, thanks to state of the art options developed by the industry leader in compressive solutions.





    • Part 1 – mediven flat-knit garments : great user comfort, better fit and new improved features
    • Part 2 – Self-Management with medi : what‘s new in CircAid
    • Part 3 – medi Vision - can we take measurements for flat-knit garments digitally? Yes, we (s)can!
    • Part 4 – Q&A session

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