Join us in Supporting World Lymphedema Day !
Lymphedema and lymphatic disease advocates from around the world are joining together to establish the first annual World Lymphedema Day, March 6th -- a day to raise awareness, take action, and celebrate our solidarity.  
Our Mission 
Our mission is to make lymphedema and lymphatic disease awareness, education, and research a global health priority.  
Sign the World Lyphedema Day Petition Today   
Visit the online petition site at and add your signature. Your support will be shared with decision makers around the world. Then, add your voice and share your story. Make the world understand that fighting these diseases needs to be a global health priority. Finally, help this petition go viral. Forward it on social media and send it to friends and family via email. 

The Lymphatic Education & Research Network is the official international sponsor of World Lymphedema Day, which occurs on March 6th.

Did You Know? 
  • The World Health Organization estimates that over 150 million people worldwide have secondary lymphedema.
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that the incidence of primary lymphedema could be as high as 1 in 300 live births.
  • Of the 1.4 billion people in 73 countries threatened by lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, 120 million are currently infected and 40 million of these patients are disfigured and incapacitated by the disease.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that the incidence of secondary lymphedema among cancer survivors is between 20-40%. Lymphedema is estimated to affect up to 10 million people in the United States alone according to Stanford University. This represents more Americans than those suffering from AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS -- combined.
  • The continuum of diseases impacted by the lymphatic system includes heart disease, AIDS, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer metastasis.
  • Lymphatic diseases routinely go undiagnosed and untreated, and research is grossly underfunded.