march, 2021

06mar2:00 PM2:00 PMWorld Lymphedema Day2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Event Details

World Lymphedema Day is an annual advocate-driven celebration held on March 6 each year.  The goal is to make cures for lymphedema and lymphatic diseases a global priority.  It is estimated one million Canadians live with the condition, of those more than 380,000 live in Ontario.

Lymphedema is a chronic swelling of a body part caused by an accumulation of lymph fluid.  It can result from Cancer treatment, surgery, trauma or a genetic deficiency that has affected one’s lymph nodes.  Though not curable it can be managed with effective intervention including self-care.  If left uncontrolled it can become a debilitating condition.

This year on March 6 the CN Tower will light up with our signature teal blue colour and across the province members will connect and reach out to our communities to build awareness and understanding of lymphedema.

For more information contact the Lymphedema Association of Ontario at 1-877-723-0033 or visit us at lymphontario.ca.

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM