Category Archives: Awareness

#LGDAwareness Day 2017

In May 2017, the LGDA and its counterparts in the UK and Europe conducted a weeklong campaign dedicated to raising awareness about GLA/lymphangiomatosis, Gorham-Stout disease, and KLA, which concluded with the very first #LGDAwareness Day on May 26, 2017. The theme for the week was “5 Words on Being Rare.” We asked patients, their families, and volunteers to select 5

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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. Generalized lymphatic anomaly (GLA, also known as lymphangiomatosis), kaposiform lymphangiomatosis, Gorham-Stout disease (GSD), central conducting lymphatic anomaly (CCLA), and the other rare lymphatic anomalies are truly orphan diseases. Unlike some more common diseases of the

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#LGDAwarenessDay Event in the Netherlands

On May 26, 2017, the Van der Velden family hosted their first #LGDAwarenessDay at their home in Dordrecht, the Netherlands; fifteen-year-old Ella van der Velden has lymphangiomatosis. To raise awareness for this disease and Gorham-Stout disease (GSD), the family invited people by social media, email and the local newspaper to visit from 1-6pm. The family spoke with visitors at a

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Birthday Party Raises Over $3300 for LGDA

The family of a Canton, Ohio, area boy with GLA/lymphangiomatosis celebrated his 3rd birthday by hosting a fundraiser to benefit the LGDA. About 150 people attended the event on July 29, 2017, hosted by Linda Sutherland, the boy’s aunt, who provided the following description of the event: We started out by creating an invitation to our Birthday Bash/Fundraiser to honor

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Family Hosts World #LGDAwareness Event

The image is of an article that appeared in the local newspaper where the van der Velden family lives in The Netherlands. The family is hosting an event in conjunction with the first World #LGDAwareness Day on May 26, 2017. Below the image is a translation of the text.   Family from Dordrecht asks for awareness of rare disease Fifteen-year-old

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2nd International Conference on GLA & GSD

The Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) and the Lymphatic Malformation Institute (LMI) were proud to host the 2nd International Conference on Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly and Gorham-Stout Disease. The conference was held at the W Hotel – Buckhead in Atlanta, GA from June 10-11, 2016. The conference was chaired by Dr. Ionela Iacobas (Texas Children’s Hospital) and Dr. Michael Dellinger (Research

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