LGDA is Rare As One!

We’re part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s (CZI) Rare As One Project — a group of 30 patient-led organizations that are accelerating research and driving progress in the fight against rare diseases.

The Project aims to strengthen the efforts of the selected patient-led groups and will help these communities of patients, researchers, and clinicians work together to advance progress against their diseases and scale these efforts. To support the project, CZI will provide funding of $450,000 over two years for each of the 30 selected organizations and will create shared infrastructure to lower the barriers to patient-led research and enable patient communities to learn from one another.

Through Rare As One, the LGDA will further develop a natural history of complex lymphatic anomalies through three networks: patient, clinical and scientific.

2020 Bike Ride for Research

2019 Team LGDA & LMI

It’s time again for the Million Dollar Bike Ride!

When: Saturday, June 13, 2020

Where: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Now in its 7th year, this effort from our community has directly funded 10 research projects focused on our rare lymphatic diseases.

Click here to Support Team LGDA & LMI Today!

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If you are interested in joining us in Philadelphia on June 13 to ride or to cheer on the team, we’d LOVE to have you! Just send an email to support@lgdalliance.org and we’ll provide you with the details.

Physician Guide for GLA, GSD, KLA and CCLA

In June 2016 the LGDA and its partners, Lymphatic Malformation Institute and Alfie Milne Lymphangiomatosis Trust, brought together 52 physicians from 16 specialties to develop a consensus-based guidelines for comprehensive evaluation of the complex lymphatic anomalies (CLA) generalized lymphatic anomaly (GLA) previously called lymphangiomatosis, Gorham-Stout disease (GSD), kaposiform lymphangiomatosis (KLA), and central conducting lymphatic anomaly (CCLA). The results of that effort have now been published in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer.

Read the abstract here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pbc.28036

Advocacy Network for Vascular Anomalies Formed

The LGDA and Klippel-Trenaunay Support Group have joined together to form the Advocacy Network for Vascular Anomalies (ANVA). Through this new effort ANVA member organizations will present a unified voice for all vascular anomalies patients to facilitate collaboration among clinical and research networks.  Advocacy organizations for vascular anomalies patients interested in joining ANVA may contact us for more information.

Featured News & Events

Warriors in the News

Supporting the Mission

All over the world, Warriors and the people who care about them make great efforts through fundraisers and awareness events to support the LGDA’s mission.

Events to Support Our Mission

Birthday Party Raises $5000

On July 29, 2018, the family of Adrian Santos hosted its second party to celebrate his 4th birthday and raise awareness about kaposiform lymphangiomatosis (KLA) and money for the LGDA to support research efforts. Once again, Adrian's great aunt Linda Sutherland organized the event. Activities for the kids included face ...
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2 Fundraisers in Dordrecht, the Netherlands for #LGDAwareness Day 2018

Cruising for Ella One of the fundraising events taking place for #LGDAwareness Day is Cruising for Ella on May 25th. This is a spectaculair experience from the water while watching old steam ships come by. Dinner and drinks included! Register: varenvoorella@gmail.com. Live for Ella Three bands from the Netherlands will ...
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#LGDAwareness Day 2018

The LGDA and its worldwide partners, LGDA-Europe and Alfie’s Trust, invite you to participate in the 2nd Worldwide Awareness Day on Sunday, May 26, 2018. May 26 was selected for the awareness date in honor of LGDA Founder Jana Sheets, who was born on that day in 1974. This year ...
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LGDA Represented at Rare Diseases Day 2018

On February 24, 2018, Texas Children's Hospital hosted an event at The Health Museum in Houston, raising awareness for rare diseases in observance of the upcoming Rare Disease Day. The LGDA was one of 35 rare disease advocacy organizations represented at the event. Medical Director of the Vascular Anomaly Center ...
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