World Lymphedema Day 2023

March is Lymphedema Awareness Month and March 6th is World Lymphedema Day! This represents a special opportunity to spread awareness and educate the world about lymphedema. In honour of this, we wanted to share some updates on what is happening in Alberta to recognize World Lymphedema Day.


ALA Celebrates 20 Years!

This year marks ALA’s 20th Anniversary! We’ve accomplished a lot over the years and we would love for you to come celebrate with us and enjoy some cake, tea, and coffee on us!

WHAT: ALA 20th Anniversary Celebration
WHERE: Holiday Inn (1250 McKinnon Drive NE Calgary)
WHEN: March 6th, 6-9 PM
COST: Free!

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Everyone is welcome!

Recognition of World Lymphedema Day in Alberta

Each year, we reach out to the Alberta Health Minister and the Mayors of major cities in the province to request formal proclamations of World Lymphedema Day. We will post the 2023 proclamations here as we receive them:

Lights of Awareness: Photo Contest!

The province will be lit up the colour teal to spread awareness of World Lymphedema Day. Be sure to visit a landmark near you and snap a picture!

 March 5th – Calgary Telus Spark Centre
 March 6th – Lethbridge City Hall
 March 6th – Red Deer City Hall
 March 6th – Grande Prairie Sundial at Centre 2000
March 7th – Calgary Tower

Send your photo to to be entered into a draw for a $25 gift card!

ALA & Park Lane Fundraiser

We will once again be joining forces with Park Lane Jewelry this year for our second annual fundraiser! 50% of all sales during the fundraiser will go directly to ALA. This is an ONLINE event running from March 2nd to 22nd which will be run primarily through Facebook.

Be sure to join the Facebook Event Page for giveaways and more! Or check out the Fundraiser Shopping Link!

LymphyCON Health Conference 2023

March 4, 2023: 10am – 5pm

Join us for this day of talks, vendors, and information presented by the Lymph Balance Centre in Calgary. The Alberta Lymphedema Association will be attending as an event sponsor and we hope to see you there!

Spots are limited, so be sure to register soon:

What Can You Do?

Want to help advocate for Albertans impacted by lymphedema? Here are some ideas!

 Don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself! Ask your doctor to be more involved in educating themselves and their colleagues about lymphedema.
 Tell your healthcare provider about this course offered through the University of Alberta.

Doctors and Other Healthcare Professionals:
  ALA has recently partnered with IMD Health Global to provide you with easily accessible resources for your patients. More info 
 The Canadian Lymphedema Framework has helped design a course for healthcare professionals that is available through the University of Alberta. It is self-paced and offered 100% virtually. Learn more

Other Interested Community Members:
 Did you know that ALA is a completely volunteer-run organization? Consider checking out our available volunteer opportunities.

Around the Globe

Stay in touch with other activities happening in Alberta and around the world for World Lymphedema Day by visiting: