Category Archives: Community News & Events

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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#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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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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