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World Lymphoedema Day

March 6th

Lymphoedema Awareness Week UK 6th - 11th March

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L-W-O Community is proud to be working in Partnership with Mary Fickling Co Director of PhysioPod UK for World Lymphoedema Day

 

World Lymphoedema day is on the 6th March every year and this year’s celebrations will be held by us online in a virtual world that has developed rapidly through 2020/21/22.  L-W-O Community and PhysioPod UK Ltd is proud of the work we do to raise the profile of lymphoedema/lymphedema amongst the public, patients, patient advocates, patient associations and clinicians. 

L-W-O aims to encourage:

Patient Empowerment

and

Community Engagement

The aim of our campaign for Lymphoedema Awareness Week (6th - 11th March) in the UK and World Lymphoedema 6th March 2022 is to reach more people to raise awareness and help the public and clinicians alike to have a better understanding of lymphoedema.

Call to Action

From L-W-O Community

&

Mary Fickling PhysioPod UK

 

Gaynor Leech

Gaynor Leech

Mary Fickling

Mary Fickling

Our Programme

Lymphoedema from 

Top to Toe

 

  • Newsletters

  • Articles from experienced health-care professionals from the lymphoedema community

  • Informative videos on self-care for lymphoedema

  • From me talking about the challenges we face for those of us who live with lymphoedema

Introduction Video to #LAW2022 and #WLD2022

Script to Video

 

How time flies and we are here again. Whose we? That is your truly representing L-W-O Community and Mary Fickling from PhysioPod UK Ltd. We are raring to do our bit for raising lymphoedema awareness. Before I move on, I want to reflect on last years’ campaign and what we achieved. We reached more people across the globe in 2021 than either of us could have imagined and at the heart of everything we did we put #patientempowerment and #community engagement. This year’s aim is to strengthen the goals we set last year, and we have some of the lymphoedema’s top community Practitioners writing and sharing their expertise with us.

 

Our theme this year is Lymphoedema from Top to Toe with our experts providing their self-care tips, we have case studies, testimonials, exercise videos, articles some with voice overs. I will be writing a blog everyday with my self-care tips and talking about the importance of lymphatic health with some of the challenges we face. Mary has produced amazing high-quality videos to compliment the information provided by our experts and has given a lot of time to researching our topics.

 

CALL TO ACTION

 

We are asking all of you who are part of the lymphoedema community to share our posts so that we can reach patients, the public, clinicians, politicians, policy makers and health care providers. Let us use lymphoedema awareness week and world lymphoedema day to show the world that

 

“Lymphoedema exists, we exist”.

Day One 6th March 2022

Head and Neck Cancer Lymphoedema

Newsletter - packed with articles all relating to Head and Neck Lymphoedema including:

The talented Mary Fickling has designed and produced the following videos for Lymphoedema Awareness Week so please check them out here:

Breast/Axilla/Chest Wall Self-Care tip from Sue Hansard

Genital Lymphoedema Self-Care tips from Dr. Rhian Noble-Jones

Self-Care tips for Managing Lymphoedema of the Leg from Catherine Groom

Six Days

Helping Hands

Proud to be part of a wider  lymphoedema/lymphedema/lymfødem/lymfoedeema lymfödem/lymphoedème/linfedema/linfoedema/lymphödem 
community

European Patient Advocacy Group
(ePAGs)