The Lymphedema Lifeline Foundation is focused on providing an annual conference that provides information about local and national medical resources with up-to-date practical educational information.
Our commitment is to Lymphedema patients and their families who live with this chronic disease.
The Mission of the Lymphedema Lifeline Foundation is to:
- Provide an annual conference dedicated to Lympedema Awareness, disease related information, treatment-education, therapeutic training and resources.
- To nationally raise and provide funding for the purchase and disbursement of therapeutic information, medical equipment and supplies to Lymphedema healthcare providers, patients and the families of Lymphedema patients.
- To raise and provide funds to produce a non-profit National Lymphedema Treatment Center(s) for Lymphedema patients of all ages but especially for children who suffer emotionally, physically and financially due to chronic Lymphedema condition.
We invite you to follow the building of this website. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.
Please join us at our upcoming conference.
This year back by popular demand:
Dr. Degenhart D.O., C-NMM/OMM
Your donations are always welcome.
2013 Free Conference
We are pleased to announce that
St. Mary's hospital has approved our 2013 Lymphedema Awareness Day
for May 4, 2013.
Saccomanno Conference Rooms
St. Mary's Hospital
2635 N. 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO. 81502
times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm vendors booths open before and after sessions and during lunch break
2013 Lymphedema Awareness Day Program
8:00- 9:00am Lobby open: Meet and Greet
9:00- 9:15am Opening Comments
9:15- 10:15am Keynote Speaker:
Brian F. Degenhardt, D.O., C-NMM/OMM
Doctor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
The Universe of the Human Cell – A framework for Understanding the Lymphatic System- Q&A
10:15-10:30am Short Break
10:30- 11:30am Keynote Speaker:
Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Lymphatic Research: National and Local Perspectives
Symptoms Associated with Lower Limb Lymphedema and Implications for
Professional Treatment and Self-Care -Q&A
(St. Mary's Hospital)
Lymphatic Movement- The Value of Exercise
12:00 to 1:00pm Break for Lunch, Networking and Vendor’s booth open
1:00-10:10pm Afternoon opening comments
1:10- 1:30 Real Life Experiences:
The Lymphedema Mavens
Christine Wunderlin & MsCJay
Upper Extremity Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Patients will share their stories and
the impact they have on Lymphedema Awareness and Treatment, -Q&A
Denise Geddes, LS
Primary Lower Extremity Lymphedema Patient
and her activity in with the Lymphedema Lifeline Foundation and Q&A
Closing Comments and Vendor's booths open to Guests