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Rare Lung Diseases Consortium

The recently formed Rare Lung Diseases Consortium (RLDC) is holding a planning meeting in July 2015 to prepare for a national summit of all patient advocate organizations and the specialists in pulmonary science and medicine anticipated for 2016. The RLDC is a unique collaboration among patient organizations, clinical investigators and the National Institutes of Health working together to accelerate clinical

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ASPHO-SIG Meeting

  At it’s meeting in May 2015, LGDA President Jack Kelly spoke to a group of about 100 participating oncologists in American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology’s (ASPHO) Vascular Anomalies Special Interest Group, many of whom treat our patients with lymphangiomatosis and Gorham-Stout disease (GSD).   Several of the vascular anomalies foundations were invited to speak at ASPHO this year.  

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LGDA on Capitol Hill

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, LGDA President Jack Kelly, joined other members of the Rare Bone Disease Advocacy Alliance (RBDAA) in leading a discussion about ways to improve the quality of life for those affected by rare bone diseases like Gorham’s disease and lymphangiomatosis through a strengthening of the federal government’s response to this national public health issue. Featured speakers

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Million Dollar Bike Ride

Donate today to help LGDA raise $20,000 On Saturday, May 9, 2015, Team LGDA will participate in the 2nd Annual Million Dollar Bike Ride in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to raise more than $1 million for rare disease research. All funds raised for Team LGDA will be used for a lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s disease research project chosen by the LGDA.  Once Team

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Georgia Rare Disease Day State House Event

Rare Disease Day is an annual awareness day celebrated around the world dedicated to elevating public understanding of rare diseases and calling attention to the special challenges faced by patients. Rare Disease Day takes place every year on the last day of February (February 28 or February 29 in a leap year)—the rarest date on the calendar—to underscore the nature

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Capitol Hill Briefing

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, LGDA President Jack Kelly, will join other members of the Rare Bone Disease Advocacy Alliance (RBDAA) in leading a discussion about ways to improve the quality of life for those affected by rare bone diseases like Gorham’s disease and lymphangiomatosis through a strengthening of the federal government’s response to this national public health issue. Featured

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Rare Disease Day Event

  LGDA President Jack Kelly to speak at Rare Disease Day Event   The LGDA and other advocates have joined with the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) to sponsor a Statehouse Event dedicated to educating and informing the public, elected officials, legislative staff and the media: Georgia Rare Disease Day State House Event Friday February 27, 2015 State Capitol

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Warrior Featured in ATS Publication

ATS Patient Voices 3: Their Stories, Their Words, a new ebook release by the American Thoracic Society Public Advisory Roundtable (ATS PAR), features the story of LGDA Warrior Megan Gray’s journey with lymphangiomatosis. Megan’s story will be familiar to many of those diagnosed with lymphangiomatosis and their families; the LGDA is grateful to Megan and her family for sharing it

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