Lisa Palin - 2019 Mass Run/Walk to Fight Lymphedema

Saturday, 5.18.19 Artesani Park, Boston Learn More

In 1987, when I was only 19 years old, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and I was treated with radiation therapy. Although the radiation did a fantastic job killing the cancer, it destroyed other things in my body. Approximately 15 years after my treatments, I noticed swelling in my right arm. I endured several years of doctors’ visits, multiple tests while undiagnosed, until finally one doctor said “you have lymphedema.” At that moment, she was so thrilled to finally have a diagnosis, but then wondered “what is lymphedema?”

Lymphedema is a chronic lymphatic disease that can result in sometimes painful and disfiguring swelling in one or more parts of the body. It can be hereditary or it can occur after a surgical procedure, infection, radiation, or other physical trauma. Up to 10 million Americans, and hundreds of millions worldwide, suffer from lymphedema and lymphatic diseases yet not many people have heard of it or know what it is.

I suffered in silence for so many years, until I found an organization called the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN”). LE&RN is an internationally recognized 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. The organization seeks to accelerate the prevention, treatment, and cure of the disease while bringing patients and medical professionals together to address the unmet needs surrounding lymphatic disorders.

I am walking to raise money for this organization. There needs to be more education about the disease and there needs to be more funding for research. We need to find a cure for this crazy disease and your donation could help to find that cure.

Medtronic Employee Match $170.00
Jennifer Ort
Sorry I missed the deadline! hope it was an awesome day!!
The Sparrow Family $100.00
Jean Upton
Good Luck Lisa !!!
Cheryl Sass
You go, Girl!!
Bob Smith $50.00
JoAnne Schwartz $50.00
Rosemary T Remis
Congrats on making your goal and wishing you a successful walk. Love you.
Enjoy the day! So proud of you & the work you are doing for this cause. ❤️
Great job Lisa! Proud of you for all you do to bring attention to Lymphedema.
Carrie ONeil-Smith
Good luck this weekend Lisa! You are an inspiration to me and so many others!
Kim mullins
Let’s do this!
Andrea & Bruce Weinreb
Lisa, We cannot wait to walk with you on Saturday! Thank you for always fighting to help make the lives of those impacted by Lymphedema better. xo
Melinda LaFlamme
Best of luck Lisa!
Randall Chase
Hi Lisa Best of luck! Thinking of you and family Randy
Thank you for doing this
The Palin Family $125.00
Jingwen Huang $80.00
MK Werner
WIsh I was there a couple weeks sooner to join in the walk! Go Lisa!
Christina A. Kelleher
All the best to you, as always but especially with your fight to bring awareness to Lymphedema which you’ve battled your entire adult life. ❤️
Gail Marino
Best of Luck on Saturday. Hope the weather cooperates.
Winnie $50.00
David Alger
Jason Pundsack
Tony C
Lisa: Thanks for helping to lead the fight against lymphedema!!
Andrew Gola $50.00
Mike D $50.00
Jun Gu $25.00
Chris Teitelbaum $25.00
Debbie M $50.00
Marni $100.00
Anonymous $50.00
Phil Albert
Shannon Delaney
Go Lisa! Best of luck with your walk.
Rich B.
Good luck Lisa! :)
Sabrina $25.00
Beth B
Good Luck with your Run/Walk to fight Lymphedma!
Rob Lizine $100.00
Lisa Palin cash donation collected
From the sweetest, kindest and best cafeteria worker, she makes my day, everyday.
Nishit Mehta $50.00
Diane Lydiksen $50.00
Mary Denise Joye $25.00
Dan Newton $250.00
Ellen Fox
Hi Lisa, Hope you have a great time on the Walk! Warmest wishes, Ellen Fox
Anonymous $100.00
Theresa Whiting
Thank you for all that you do Lisa. I will sponsor you and Cathy. Speak soon
Michelle Robison $40.00
Ann Maguire $40.00
Kaitlyn Spencer $40.00
Lisa Palin $40.00
Margaret DiFazio
Best of luck to you Lisa! ♥️
Vincent Victor Formisano
Here ya go Lisa. don't forget to tell your mom how much I gave.
Lisa's Lymphie Walkers $3,614.00
Lisa Palin $3,614.00

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