Lymphedema Resources, Inc. is run by volunteers, which means our overhead is extremely lean. 2016 is our eleventh year of service. Uup until 2016, we have filled 711 requests for services, worth $189,721 in garments and treatments, covering 5 counties in Southwest Florida.

Our Vision

Our vision is to prevent lymphedema as a significant health problem through education, action and advocacy.


Our Mission

Our mission as a community-based, volunteer organization is to raise awareness of the potential for development of lymphedema, to assure availability of the resources for treatment and to eliminate barriers for those with lymphedema.

Shared Values

  • To educate at-risk members of the community about lymphedema through well developed networks and materials.
  • To obtain monetary support through fund-raising efforts.
  • To provide excellent, quality services in a professional manner.
  • To be diligent advocates for those with lymphedema and those at risk of lymphedema.

Our Board Members

President: John Wellum
Vice-President: Claire Hauenstein
Treasurer: Jackie Speas
Secretary: Sally Bissell
Directors-at-Large: Ellen Poage-Hooper, Joyce Weiser, Wendy Grossman, Carmen Trujillo

Board of Directors

Front Row: John Wellum, Jackie Speas, Wendy Grossman, Ellen Poage-Hooper
Back Row: Joyce Weiser, Sarah Bissell, Claire Hauentstein, Carmen Trujillo

         I AM

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 Blue icon  at Risk

  a Therapist/Doctor

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Articles of Incorporation

Lymphedema Resources, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Federal tax exempt public charity under the Internal Revenue Code.


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Supported by grants from Susan G. Komen SW Florida
Information provided by Lymphedema Resources, Inc. is intended solely for education and should not be construed as medical advice or guidance which should always be obtained from a physician or other licensed healthcare professional.

Lymphedema Resources, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Federal tax exempt public charity under the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to Lymphedema Resources, Inc. are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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