Message from our President:

The Board has spent some time engaged in strategic planning. We are excited to share with you the Terms of Reference for three working groups that LAM has struck. 

We are looking for your help in launching these working groups. If you are willing to be considered as a member of one of the groups, we would love to hear from you, with a quick line or two as to why you are interested. And further, we are hoping to identify a few “experts” in the fields of fundraising, public relations, and communications to participate as well - from outside the LAM membership if needed. If you have any ideas of individuals you know that may be interested and willing to be contacted, please share their names and contact information with us.

LAM has much work to do, and we are really interested in broadening the involvement of skilled, engaged individuals to join us as we work together to improve the lives of those living with lymphedema.  

Please consider joining us by contacting through email and we will get back to you! 

We join the secure site as they make it easy to donate and support the LAM. Once on their site, search for us with key word 'lymphedema' and then scroll to the bottom of the page to find our organization.  

Hilary Druxman Design (Winnipeg) acknowledges the importance of giving back to the community.

She has designed a unique pendant we call Journey. Order the pendant and 100% of the net proceeds from each necklace sold supports the LAM in our mission to raise lymphedema awareness. 

"Formerly, a rusted piece of metal found on the street . . . transformed into a sterling silver charm. 
Symbolic of the challenges on every journey as we move forward,
one step at a time, discovering hope, strength and joy."

It is a journey of ups and downs; it is hard and good all at the same time


LAM an organization in the pursuit of resourcesinformation, education and awareness, and support for those affected with or at risk of primary or secondary lymphedema; their families, health care professionals and the general public.

Much work needs to be done to create awareness of this debilitating affliction. Health care professionals, require education, both in terms of preventing and treating lymphedema. Service to Manitobans are not insured and access to trained therapists is not readily known.

LAM brochure is available.

Mission statement
The LAM will work to ensure all who are impacted by lymphedema have equal access to appropriate resources

Our organization is providing education and awareness of lymphedema to the general public and the medical community.

The Lymphedema Association of Manitoba 2016 Board of Directors:

Susan Stratford, President
Isabelle Thorvardson, Vice President
Susan Tole, Secretary
Cara Hutchison
Sandy Funk
Kim Avanthay, Past President

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