Category Archives: Awareness

Meeting Report

1st International Conference on Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly (lymphangiomatosis) and Gorham-Stout Syndrome The Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) and the Lymphatic Malformation Institute (LMI) are pleased to share the publication of the Conference Report on the Proceedings of the First International Conference on Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly (lymphangiomatosis) and Gorham-Stout Syndrome. The conference was hosted by the LMI and the LGDA

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LGDA participates in 1st Rare Bone Disease Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

The Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) is a founding member of the newly created Rare Bone Disease Advocacy Alliance, a coalition of rare bone disease organizations committed to advancing research of rare bone diseases by working directly with Congress and the Executive Branch. On September 18, 2013, advocates from the LGDA and other Rare Bone Disease Advocacy Alliance (RBDAA)

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LGDA @ ATS International Conference

The American Thoracic Society International Conference – Meet the Experts session in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 18, 2013, was a great success for the lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s disease community. In attendance were 3 patients, 4 parents of patients, 2 spouses of patients, 1 friend of a patient, and 3 physicians (pulmonologist, endocrinologist, and orthopedic surgeon)! For two and a half

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Central Florida LGDA Golf Tournament

Event:  Central Florida LGDA Golf Tournament Start:  May 18, 2013 12:00 pm End:   May 18, 2013 6:00 pm Cost:  $55.00/person Organizer:  Jessica & Michael Glover Updated: April 5, 2013 Venue: Stoneybrook West Golf Club Address:  Google Map 15501 Towne Commons Blvd.,Wintergarden, FL, 34787, United States The first Central Florida Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance Golf Tournament is underway! Proceeds, donations-in-kind and registration

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LGDA Establishes Patient Registry

Will Participate in Global Rare Diseases Patient Registry The Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) is pleased to announce the establishment of the International LGDA Registry for Lymphatic Malformations (LGDA Registry), a major goal of the LGDA since the organization’s founding. The LGDA Registry will be instrumental in accelerating the pace of basic and clinical research for the life-threatening disorders

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LGDA 5th Anniversary

  The Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance is pleased to commemorate the recent 5th-Year milestone of its founding by Jana K. Sheets.   Jana had a dream in two parts: one, to build an organization of people who would support one another in their journeys with lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s disease; and, two, to promote awareness about these diseases, help patients

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Community Event Supports Work of LGDA

5K/Run-Walk Marks the Battle of Young Girl Folks in the community of Orrick, Missouri, got together a few months ago and decided to do something  to give support and hope to a young girl in town,  Maci Jeffries.   Maci is 11 years old and has been struck with Gorham’s disease,  a very rare disorder which can seriously affect the musculoskeletal

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National Organization of Vascular Anomalies (NOVA) Bi-annual Conference

Recently the Lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) accepted an invitation from Karla Hall, Executive Director of NOVA, to attend the bi-annual conference of the National Organization of Vascular Anomalies at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  The gathering of patients and clinicians affected by a number of vascular/lymphatic disorders was a full day of presentations by specialists in treating and studying disorders

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