Lymphedema Association of Manitoba Board of Directors

The Lymphedema Association of Manitoba 2017 Board of Directors:

Left to right: David Van Hellemond, Claire Ann Deighton-Lamy, Cherida Olson, Susan Tole, Susan Stratford

Missing: Cara Hutchison and Rupal Purohit

What We Do

Support for those affected with or at risk of primary or secondary lymphedema

The Lymphedema Association of Manitoba (LAM) is a patient focused, non-profit organization founded in 2011. The LAM is working to create awareness and improve access to quality lymphedema information, resources and services across Manitoba.

We are committed to improving the lives of people living with or who are at risk of developing lymphedema. There is much work to be done!

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Volunteers continue to play an important part in the LAM

Join our team of volunteers. Help us to raise awareness about lymphedema, improve access to quality lymphedema information, resources and services.

The LAM is looking for volunteers with skills and expertise in administration, fundraising, marketing, communications and media outreach.

You donít need to live in Winnipeg to volunteer with the LAM. Many activities, projects and meetings can be done from your home with participation via teleconference and email.

You can get involved in many ways:

  • Join the Board of Directors
  • Support fundraising events
  • Organize your own fundraising or awareness event in your community, home or at work
  • Help at LAM educational events, such as the annual conference

To find out about becoming a volunteer, please contact us.

Lymphedema Awareness Day - March 6th

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

We Need Your Support

LAM counts on donations and memberships

The Lymphedema Association of Manitoba (LAM) counts on memberships and donations to continue promoting awareness and education about lymphedema for patients, those at risk of lymphedema and healthcare professionals.

Charitable giving is an important Canadian value and tradition. Every year, Canadians from coast to coast support the causes that matter to them.

We are also part of CanadaHelps.org, where they make it easy to support your favorite charity online.

Consider joining our organization!

The Board would welcome all community-minded individuals interested in joining LAMís efforts but would particularly invite those with communications, media, website or fundraising interest or experience.

Consider joining our organization!

We invite you to learn more about these opportunities. We 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.

You can get involved in many ways:

  • Communications working group
  • Fundraising and public relations working group
  • Professional advisory working group

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Stay Connected

We are continuously working to raise awareness and be a strong supporter for the lymphedema community. Visit our news page or follow us on social media.

Spring 2018 Update

It's May - the skies are mainly blue... get an update on the Board activities!

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Media Planet Special Interest Section: Lymphedema published March 2018

Three articles written by Dr. Anna Towers, Kathy Bates and Anna Kennedy were published online at personalhealthnews.ca and in print, Maclean's magazine.

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