Category Archives: Community News & Events

Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill

Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill brings rare disease community members from across the United States together to be educated on federal legislative issues, meet other advocates, and share their unique stories with legislators. We hope to have patients and families from across the country joining LGDA Director of Patient Programs Lisa Klepper in representing the LGDA for events held

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2019 MDBR Brings in Over $60K for Research

We want to thank Team LGDA & LMI and all of you who supported them in the 2019 Million Dollar Bike Ride. Including matching funds, the event raised more than $60,000.00 that will go to important research of GLA, GSD, KLA, and CCLA! UPDATE: On August 22, 2019 the Orphan Disease Center issued its RFA for this funding cycle. The

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2019 Million Dollar Bike Ride

It’s time again for the Million Dollar Bike Ride! Now in its sixth year, this effort from our community has directly funded 10 research projects focused on our rare lymphatic diseases. In addition, the requests for proposals for research have identified other worthy projects that LGDA & LMI have funded through other channels. Every dollar donated to reach our goal

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LGDA Comedy Night

The LGDA Wisconsin group is holding its eighth annual fundraiser, this time a professional improv comedy night by ComedySportz Milwaukee. Wisconsin events have raised more than $130,000 for the LGDA so far. For more information or to sign up, visit http://weblink.donorperfect.com/ComedySportz2018. See the LGDA Wisconsin Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/lgdagolfouting/ Register now for a great night of fun and laughter to support the

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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 painting, animal balloons, crafts, and a Mad Scientist demonstration. Cleveland

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Finding Help and Support

Finding the LGDA was a lifeline for Tracy and her family ‘Feeling that you belong somewhere – helps.  Knowing that you can talk to someone that understands – helps.  Being able to share your experiences so others can learn from it – helps.  So why is it still the case that after being diagnosed with a rare disease you are

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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 at TCH, Dr Ionela Iacobas, hosted the exhibit for vascular

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LGDA Hosts First Non-Event Fundraiser

  You read that correctly. Our Non-Event is guaranteed to please everyone everywhere because you’re doing whatever you want, which may or may not include absolutely nothing. We’re not holding an event. We’re not booking a hall, picking a menu, hiring entertainment, scheduling activities, twisting arms to get volunteers, hoping for good weather and crossing our fingers people find time

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