Excitement is in the air! Since its founding around a dining room table in 1993, the Lighthouse Lymphedema Network (LLN) has grown to become one of the most recognized, respected and fast-growing non-profit organizations dedicated to promoting education and awareness about this disease we call “lymphedema” and provide assistance and support, not only for those afflicted with this disease but for their families, friends and even their healthcare providers.
With the launch of our new look and website, we hope those who come here will find the information needed to expand their knowledge and understanding of this disease.
The LLN has many goals and our mission is constantly expanding.
When the LLN began around a kitchen table 23 years ago, before the Internet and social media, 7 individuals had goals, ambition, determination, and hope that they could fulfill dreams to reach out to patients, caregivers, family members, and the medical community. The database has grown to over 1,400.
2017 will be another exciting year. The LLN is planning a second nurses intensive program in February 2017. June will find us at the Shepherd Center for an open forum meeting. Rebecca Hammad, MS, OTR/L, CLT will present “Managing edema after neurological injury with techniques used to treat lymphedema.”. In September, SIGVARIS has invited us for a tour and lunch at their manufacturing plant in Peachtree City, GA. Robyn Bjork will host a wound care seminar with CEU’s for our medical professionals. After the tour, patients will be special guests and rumor is…door prizes. The LLN is collaborating with the National Lymphedema Network in October 2017 planning a 2-day patient summit and a 3-day medical professional conference at a Disney resort in Orlando.
On March 28, 2017, Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta awarded a grant in the amount of $12,750 to Lighthouse Lymphedema Network.
The Lymphedema Treatment Act is a federal bill that will improve insurance coverage for the medically necessary, doctor-prescribed compression supplies that are the cornerstone of lymphedema treatment.
It’s The Journey, Inc., Producer of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer,
Announces Recipients of its 2017 Grants
We would like thank all who gave to the LLN through Georgia Gives Day. Although the annual Georgia Gives Day is in November of every year, you can give at any time. You can give through the Georgia Gives Day website www.gagivesday.org or directly here on our website. We appreciate everyone's support of the Lighthouse Lymphedema Network.
THE LIGHTHOUSE LYMPHEDEMA NETWORK
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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO VICKY DAY AND BILLIE BARRON, OUR CO-VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR 2016!
We are excited to recognize two outstanding volunteers as our 2016 Volunteers of the Year.