LOVE THE LYMPHEDEMA TREATMENT ACT- VALENTINES WALK 2017

Team Member: Barbara Coyle

Barbara's Photo

EVENT DATE Feb 14, 2017

THE STORY:

I have been living with lymphedema for over 20 years. I wear custom compression garments every day, and know that my lymphedema would be much worse without them. Not everyone is so fortunate, as Medicare, and subsequently many insurance companies, do not cover compression supplies. Last year I began working with lymphedema advocates to change the law.

On February 14 I’ll be joining the “Love the Lymphedema Treatment Act Fundraising Walk 2017.” People all over the country will walk to raise money for the Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA). I hope to walk 2 miles. (That may not sound like a lot, but I’m still recovering from pelvic fractures.) Please consider making a donation. While not tax deductible, your donation will be used to help fund lobbying efforts for passing the LTA. Thanks in advance for your help and support.

Why Are We Fundraising?

Because passage of the Lymphedema Treatment Act is critical! You can read about why here

Every two years, The Lymphedema Treatment Act (like all other bills awaiting passage) enters a new Congress and must begin again to renew and broaden its Congressional cosponsorhships. A big part of that process involves around one hundred volunteers from across the country traveling directly to Washington for an event known as "Lymphedema Lobby Days". You can read more about Lobby Days here. Lobby Days has traditionally garnered dozens of critical cosponsors for the LTA, however, the event is not without expense. This is where you come in! 

How can you help? There are two options to chose from: 

1) Donate: Just click the "DONATE" button to make a secure online donation. 

Note: If you’d feel more comfortable donating by check, you can make checks payable to The Lymphedema Advocacy Group and mail them to: The Lymphedema Advocacy Group, PO Box 1682, Carrboro, NC 27510.

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2) Join “The Team”: If you are feeling even just a little adventurous, you could click the “Join the Team” button and walk in your hometown. When you join, you can "edit" your walk page to personalize it like Sophia's below. You can watch a brief "how to" video we've prepared by here

You can then easily share the fundraiser links via social media (such as Facebook, Twitter, or email) with friends and family. Let them know that you have joined the walk and ask if they might support you and your cause with a donation. We just ask that you spread the word, walk on February 14th, and donate! 

As far as the walk, you can walk 10 feet or 10 miles! You can walk on your own or bring friends! You can walk indoors or out! Whatever you like and whatever works for you!

Other great stuff:

  • You can download a flyer to print and handout or a flyer for use as an email attachment by clicking here
  • If you’d like some LTA swag (like t-shirts and bags) you can pick them up by here!   
  • Send us a pic of you on the walk and we’ll upload it to our Facebook page! 

IMPORTANT: Our walk waiver can be found here and by signing up to join the team you are acknowledging that you have read and understood the waiver. 

Note: Contributions or gifts to the Lymphedema Advocacy Group are not tax deductible. As a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, the Lymphedema Advocacy Group engages in lobbying activity, in keeping with its mission, for passage of the Lymphedema Treatment Act. 

$825

 

165% Raised of$500 Goal

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  • Marla Micoley

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dana Hammon

     

  • The Shikany Family

    $50

  • Marg Hansen

    $50

  • Mary Ellen Doherty, SSND

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Patty Rass, SSND

     

  • Curt Anderson

    $100

  • Dorothy Lenz

    $50

  • Rita Redig

    $10

  • Jodie Taggett

    $25

  • Joan Maclin

    $100

  • Steph and Michael Pint

    $100

  • Vicki Rose

    $25

  • Susie Seefelt Lesieutre

    $25

  • Becky & Matt Rose

    $50

  • Kathleeen Wesenberg

    $50

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Organized by

Lymphedema Advocacy Group Board

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $23,486 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Elaine Eigeman

Amount Raised

$7,834

 

392% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lymphedema Advocacy Group Board

Amount Raised

$5,828

 

29% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Becky Sharp

Amount Raised

$1,600

 

320% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bill McCann

Amount Raised

$1,196

 

239% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sophia Hanson

Amount Raised

$1,180

 

118% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Barbara Coyle

Amount Raised

$825

 

165% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cindy Cronick

Amount Raised

$728

 

146% Raised of$500 Goal

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Jill Ryan

Amount Raised

$650

 

43% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Kathleeen Wesenberg

Kathleeen Wesenberg

DONATION: $50

So proud of you Barb. Making a difference. Love Kathleen 3 years ago

Becky & Matt Rose

Becky & Matt Rose

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Susie Seefelt Lesieutre

Susie Seefelt Lesieutre

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Vicki Rose

Vicki Rose

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Steph and Michael Pint

Steph and Michael Pint

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Joan Maclin

Joan Maclin

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jodie Taggett

Jodie Taggett

DONATION: $25

Go Barb Go 3 years ago

Rita Redig

Rita Redig

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Dorothy Lenz

Dorothy Lenz

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Curt Anderson

Curt Anderson

DONATION: $100

In honor of Barb Coyle 3 years ago

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