Few Americans know it by name. Even fewer can spell it. Yet it affects more Americans than AIDS, Parkinson’s, MS, Muscular Dystrophy, and ALS – combined. We’re talking about Lymphedema (LE). A chronic disease of the lymphatic system that can cause a lifetime of incurable swelling and suffering. And of the estimated 10 million Americans affected each year, the majority are cancer survivors.
That’s why LE&RN (Lymphatic Education & Research Network) and the CDC have joined forces to create the first- ever national campaign to raise awareness and action for this debilitating condition that has been too long ignored. The campaign features two well-known celebrities that have experienced its effects first-hand: Academy Award winning actress Kathy Bates and actor Steve Guttenberg. Now we are asking for your support and partnership. By airing these PSAs, you will help inspire viewers to be their best advocates and to avoid a lifetime of suffering.