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
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 email@example.com 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.
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?
Around the Globe
Stay in touch with other activities happening in Alberta and around the world for World Lymphedema Day by visiting: https://lymphaticnetwork.org/wld/