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Did you know that there are an estimated one million Canadians living with lymphedema . BC currently has no medical coverage for the management of this condition, nor does the province have any dedicated treatment facility. The one exception to this is that breast cancer patients may qualify for the provision of  two compression sleeves per year. There is no coverage for compression supplies for any other lymphedema patients.

As many of you know, private therapists who are trained in manual lymph drainage (MLD) are available for a fee for service.  However, many people are unable to work at their original capacity due to the debilitating nature of the disease.  With limited income and no extended medical benefits, these people often cannot afford private treatment. 

BCLA has a goal of providing workshops to teach people self-management techniques which help alleviate their condition.  Our intent is to offer these workshops throughout the province to bring useful resources to those that need them and to reach people who cannot travel to Vancouver.  In addition, we continually advocate on behalf of those living with the disease. 

Donations are an important aspect of being able to provide the services that our membership need us to offer.  We trust that you will find the BC Lymphedema Association a worthy recipient for your donation dollars.

We have enlisted Canada Helps.org to manage our donations as they provide a secure site. 


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