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Our Mission

The Lighthouse Lymphedema Network is a non-profit IRS Section 501(C)(3) organization of individuals who are lymphedema patients, or who have an interest in lymphedema. Our goal is to educate, promote awareness, and provide support for lymphedema patients, the medical community, family and caregivers, insurance companies, the general public, and lymphedema support groups. 

Our LLN History

In 1993, the Lighthouse Lymphedema Network held its first meeting in the home of its founder,Joan White.  Those present included patients, family members, one occupational therapist, and one massage therapist.  The occupational therapist and massage therapist would go on to get their certifications in treatment of lymphedema patients.

From the beginning, the group was focused on ed


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The Lighthouse Lymphedema Network, we call ourselves the LLN, is dedicated to educating and creating awareness about lymphedema and related disorders. The LLN annually sponsors a medical conference including patients, caregivers, family members, and medical professionals.