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We hope you all are enjoying the holiday season, but we didn't want the new year to pass without sharing some more exciting, recently announced, news with you!
We are SO excited to announce that, thanks to the generosity of our own Felicitie Daftuar, the UA College of Medicine - Tucson will now be home to the TREAT program!   TREAT (Treatment, Research and Education of Adipose Tissue) will be led by Internationally renowned endocronologist Dr. Karen
Herbst and will focus on the study of potential genetic, metabolic and hormonal causes behind the accumulation of atypical fat tissue.

We cannot be more excited to finally have a place where actual studies will be focused on lipedema, Dercum's Disease, FML and Madelung's!   This is an incredible step forward in finding a cause, treatment and someday possibly even a cure for lipedema. 

We will keep you posted as this new project rolls out and its progress! 

To learn more about TREAT click here:  TREAT PROGRAM

We are also excited to share that in September of this year Felicitie launched her own foundation known as the Lipedema Foundation.  The Lipedema Foundation will collaborate with
top-tier universities and hospitals in order to define, diagnose and treat lipedema and related conditions such as Dercum's Disease.  In addition to the TREAT program, the LF is also funding several other Research projects both domestically and abroad.  To learn more, please visit Lipedema Foundation. 

2016 FDRS Conference: Living with Lipedema and dealing with Dercum's Disease
Have you registered for the conference yet??  Don't miss your opportunity to get that Early Bird special where you will receive special pricing!   The conference is being held April 8-10 in St. Louis, MO.   
For registration information click here

To learn more about the conference and see the agenda: click here  

Hurry! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

As a non-profit, we rely solely on the donations that we receive. YOU help us to make a difference!! Show your support of FDRS by making a donation of time or money today. Please.

  • Your Donations will be matched 2-for-1 during #GivingTuesday and December.  Click here.
  • Amazon will donate to a charity, please pick FDRS.  Instructions here.
  • Volunteer @ the conference or  become a virtual volunteer. Apply here.
We at FDRS appreciate any and all donations that are received and thank you in advance for your generosity!! It is you, our community, that can help FDRS advance its efforts in raising awareness and help find cures for Lipedema and Dercum's Disease!

Don't forget to hop over to our YouTube channel and check out the new videos we have posted that include a physical exam for lipedema performed by Dr. Karen Herbst, a demonstration on Dry Brushing technique,  Manual Lymph Drainage, and a conversation about the physical and emotional affects of Lipedema, plus many more!    To see a full list of our videos please click here!

Happy Holidays,
Laura, Nancy, Yvonne, Cheyenne, Danielle, Shannon & Felicitie