It is that time of year again. The New York Lymphedema walk! This is an annual walk my extended family has participated in to support my God child Drew Drew bean, and all those who suffer from Lymphedema. Drew has a congenital disorder causing a malformation in the lymphatic drainage system specific to the lower left side of her body. Instead of the body circulating and filtering lymph fluid throughout the body, the lymph fluid in this area collects in the subcutaneous tissues causing swelling.
The challenge now is learning how to help Drew live with this chronic progressive disease. There are no treatments, just preventative measures. She wears a compression stocking during the day, and a night time garment at night to help control the swelling. Each walk brings critical dollars to this underfunded disease. We appreciate all the support during our last efforts in D.C. and reached a lofty goal. This year we would like to invite everyone to join Drew at Riverside Park in NY city as we show continued support for LERN's fight against Lymphedema. Hope on board Drew's Crew.You can give with any major credit card and it only takes 30 seconds. I appreciate it so very much.
If you'd like to join me on October 19th in Riverside Park, please be sure to REGISTER so we know you'll be there. LE&RN needs everyone who plans to attend to register first. The more, the merrier!
Thank you for joining me!