Category Archives: Community News & Events

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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2016 ASPHO-VA-SIG Fall Meeting

The American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Vascular Anomalies Special Interest Group (ASPHO-VA-SIG) is composed of physicians and other health care professionals in North America who have interest in vascular anomalies, the large umbrella under which generalized lymphatic anomaly (GLA – previously known as lymphangiomatosis), kaposiform lymphangiomatosis (KLA), and Gorham-Stout disease (GSD) are classified. Representatives of advocacy groups such as the

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Dr. Cameron Trenor Receives Founder’s Award

Cameron C. Trenor, III, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Director of Clinical Research for the Vascular Anomalies Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, was presented with the 4th Founder’s Award during the 2nd International Conference on Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly (GLA) and Gorham-Stout Disease in Atlanta, Georgia, June 10, 2016. Created by LGDA Founder Jana Sheets, the award

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