Lymphedema Lifeline Foundation - Your Resource to Education and Awareness
           The Lymphedema Lifeline Foundation is focused on providing a Bi-annual educational 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.
                                                 Your Donations are Always Welcome

Launched 1/1/2015

Free Educational Conference

The Lymphedema
Lifeline Foundation

 challenges the World, to donate a

 "Handful of Change"  

All proceeds of this challenge goes to the Continuing Education and Awareness of local Physicians for Lymphedema diagnoses and proven up-to-date disease treatment and management. 

April 18, 2015


Community Hospital's
(lower level conference room)
2021 North 12th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

2015 Free Educational Conference

Please join us at our upcoming conference. 
This year back by popular demand:
 Dr. Degenhart D.O., C-NMM/OMM

Keynote Presentation:
The Universe of the Human Cell:
A Framework for Understanding the Lymphatic System

                      The Mission of the  
Lymphedema Lifeline Foundation is to:
  1. Provide an bi-annual conference dedicated to Lympedema Awareness, disease related information, treatment-education, therapeutic training and resources.
  2. 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.


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
 (5th floor)
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   
 11:30- 12:00pm    
Rita StevensO.T.R.           
 (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
2012 Free Conference
We had a wonderful time!!!! Here are some of the latest snap shots of the 2012 Lymphedema Awareness Day. We are already in the works for next years Lymphedema Awareness Day. The latest update is that St. Mary's Hospital has approved of us again in 2013. The date is yet to be determined.... so please stand by.
Dr. Brian Degenhardt DO
Dr. Ridner Ph.D. from the Lymphatic Research Foundation
Designed for Patient and family as well as Medical Personnel

St. Mary's Hospital
2635 N. 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO. 81502
Saccomanno Conference Rooms
( 5th floor )
Please join us at our
First Annual Western Slope Lymphedema Awareness Day!!!
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