March is Lymphedema Awareness month! Join us in helping to raise awareness of lymphedema, including observance of World Lymphedema Day on Friday, March 6.
World Lymphedema Day was first officially recognized in 2016, by the U.S. Senate and by the New York State legislature. Since then, governmental bodies throughout the United States and around the world have recognized the day, all led by grassroots activists. Learn more about the 2020 World Lymphedema day, including a video overview from renowned actor, cancer survivor, and lymphedema spokesperson Kathy Bates.
AIROS Medical and our team members will be participating in various events and social media programs to raise awareness of lymphedema, its conditions, its treatments, and its impact throughout the month of March.
Specifically, we will:
- Attend the next leg of the 2020 Lymphatic Education & Research Network’s (LE&RN) Run/ Walk Series in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 28. AIROS is again a sponsor of LE&RN in 2020, and this event in Washington D.C. includes a Lobby Day on Friday, March 27. During the Lobby Day, LE&RN staff and volunteers talk with lawmakers about research, awareness, and funding for lymphedema. Learn more about the Walk Series at LymphWalk.org.
- Continue to spread the word about and support the Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA). The LTA is a federal bill that aims to improve insurance coverage for the medically necessary, doctor-prescribed compression supplies that are the cornerstone of lymphedema treatment. Our team helps distribute materials and information about the LTA to our durable medical equipment (DME) partners, as well as clinicians and patients.
- Distribute information and materials about lymphedema at the 2020 Medtrade Conference in Las Vegas. Our team will be at this trade show on March 4-5, and will be discussing lymphedema with the various DME/HME companies, clinicians, and industry leaders who will be in attendance.
- Donate some of our sequential compression devices and related garments to DMEs who know patients that have scripts for our types of devices but do not have the insurance coverage to acquire the products. More to come on this program throughout March.
If you have any questions or would like to be involved in helping to raise awareness, please contact us!