Lymphedema Association of Manitoba's
5th Annual Symposium

Join us for two days to celebrate and network!   

        Date: Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11th, 2017
        Where: Deer Lodge Learning Centre

        To attend, please complete the following registration form or contact us through email.   

        Here is more information on the two days.

Come and welcome Dr. David Keast.  Our headline speaker is currently the president of the World alliance for Wound & Lymphedema Care and Director of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework.   

Take time to meet and listen to Dr. Tom HackHe is a Professor in the Faculties of Nursing, Medicine, and Graduate Studies at the University of Mantoba, and a clinical psychologist with CancerCare Manitoba and maintains a clinical practice in the Department of Patient and Family Support Services at St. Boniface hospital. 

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LAM needs your help! 

Please consider submitting an application to join our Board of Directors (we have several two-year term vacancies available). We are on a mission to ensure Manitobans impacted by lymphedema have equal access to appropriate resources via education and empowerment.  The Board would welcome all community-minded individuals interested in joining LAM’s efforts but would particularly invite those with communications, media, website or fundraising interest or experience.  For more information, contact LAM at  


March 6th in each year

Bill 209, Lymphedema Awareness Day Act, proclaims March 6th as Lymphedema Awareness Day in Manitoba!


Message from our President:

We are hoping to identify a few “experts” in the fields of fundraising, public relations, and communications

If you are willing to be considered as a member of one of the three groups, we would love to hear from you with a quick line or two as to why you are interested. 

Please consider joining us by contacting through emailWe are 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.  


Join 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) has designed a unique pendant we call JourneyOrder the necklace and 100% of the net proceeds sold supports the LAM in our mission to raise lymphedema awareness. 

"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.

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 2016-17 Board of Directors:

Susan Stratford, President
Isabelle Thorvardson, Vice President
Susan Tole, Secretary
Cara Hutchison

Kim Avanthay, past President

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