On Sunday, September 8th at 11 a.m. the Lymphatic Research Foundation (LRF) will host their 2013 Walk for Lymphedema and Lymphatic Diseases. It will be at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY. Lymphedema Diary is one of the sponsors of this worthy event.
LRF was founded the same year that I came down with lymphedema, so I feel a certain kinship with this organization. It was founded by Wendy Chaite, whose daughter was born with systemic lymphatic disease and lymphedema. Frustrated by the lack of available medical and scientific answers – to which readers of this blog can surely relate – Wendy quit her successful law practice and founded LRF to promote research of treatments and cures. Wendy’s daughter, Melanie, is going into her junior year at New York University and was the keynote speaker at last year’s walk. You can watch a video of her speech here. It is a must watch and only about 5 minutes.