For Lymphedema Awareness Month we will have themes each week and other opportunities to share your story or get involved virtually in one of our groups.
Below is a list of events that Lymphie Strong is hosting or taking part in as a participant. Our mission is simple: To reach as many people as we can who have little to no support in living with lymphedema. We aim to close the gap in finding information and help others make connections.
March 1 – We kick off our 2nd Annual Lymphie Strong Half Marathon/10K/5K virtual race sponsored by Juzo hosted in the Lymphie Strong Running & Fitness Club for Lymphedema. Registration is open through March 5th.
March 2 – Primary LE (Starting with yours truly to speak about Lymphedema Distichiasis) patient story sharing in the Official Lymphie Strong Inspiration Group for Lymphedema. Both members and parents or other family members alike are welcome to share any obstacles overcome to achieve diagnosis and where are you now.
March 3 – FB Live Q&A with Jennifer Conroyd, Founder of Fluid Running, a deep water exercise program.
Jennifer is a graduate of Miami University, an A.C.E. certified personal trainer, a USA Track and Field certified coach and has her Exercise Is Medicine credential. She has worked individually with hundreds of clients helping them reach their fitness and competitive goals. Many of these clients are referred to her by doctors and physical therapists. Jennifer has run 15 marathons.
In 2019, she created a page on her business site dedicated exclusively to lymphedema awareness on the benefits of deep water exercise for lymphatic health and wellness. This will be held in our fitness club.
March 7 – LE&RN TX Chapter will host our 1st Annual Texas World Lymphedema Day Celebration to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases in San Antonio, TX. Please make plans to attend and/or share with all of your contacts. RSVP to TXChapter@lymphaticnetwork.org.
Mays Cancer Center
UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson
7979 Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78229
March 9 – Secondary Lymphedema patient story sharing the Official Lymphie Strong Inspiration Group for Lymphedema. There is secondary from cancer, other lymphatic diseases such as lipedema and dercums, vascular conditions such as MTS, cellulitis, car accidents, surgeries, medical error, and other major traumas, etc. Tell us your journey and the lessons learned.
March 17 – “My Favorite CLT” sponsored by Monarch Continuing Education. Submit a short essay with a few paragraphs on why your CLT is amazing, and they will be entered to win a free course with MCE. Open to US residents only. Drawing to be held on March 31.
March 25 – “Cellulitis Warrior Week” Tell us how you survived. What kept you going? How did you recover? What’s the worst episode you had? What advice do you have?
March 27 – FB Live Q&A with Leslyn Keith, OTD, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, who has a Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy with an emphasis on lymphedema and obesity. She will speak on her book, “The Ketogenic Solution for Lymphatic Disorders” in the #MOVETHATLYMPH Café by Lymphie Strong, Lymphedema Food Support Group.
Closing out the month with testimonials from all who completed the 2nd Annual Lymphie Strong Half Marathon/10K/5K.
Stay tuned to the public page Lymphie Strong.