Lymphedema Awareness Day

Whereas lymphedema is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid that causes swelling in the arms, legs and other areas of the body and affects men, women , and children; and

Whereas the swelling caused by lymphedema can lead to severe infection or loss of the use of limbs; and

Whereas patients suffering from lymphedema must endure physical discomfort and disfigurement and cope with the distress caused by these symptoms; and

Whereas no drug or effective surgical treatment for lymphedema currently exists; and

Whereas research in all areas of lymphedema has been notably limited; and

Whereas lymphedema, which has no cure and can occur anytime, has a severe financial, physical, and psychological impact on patients;

Now therefore, let it be known that I, ___________________, __________________(name), (title) do hereby proclaim March 6, 2017 as Lymphedema Awareness Day In __________________________________(city/province) and do commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens of our ____________________________(city/province).