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The Need 

arm sleeveLymphedema occurs in up to 1/3 of cancer survivors, and is not curable. Treatment requires specially designed and prescribed compression arm sleeves or leg stockings, which must be replaced every six months to be effective.

These garments are usually NOT covered by Medicare or insurance, and can cost from $60 to several hundred dollars if a custom garment is required.

What We Do

We provide compression garments to patients who are underinsured and unable to purchase adequate treatment on their own.

From 2005 to mid-2012, Lymphedema Resources, Inc. has funded physician-prescribed compression garments and lymphedema therapy treatments for 360 clients totaling just under $100,000, primarily through grants.  About 57% funded compression garments and 43% funded lymphedema therapy.
 
We have received grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southwest Florida for the last eight years to fund compression garments and lymphedema therapy for qualified breast cancer survivors in 5 southwest Florida counties.  We receive many requests from those suffering from lymphedema as a result of various conditions and unable to afford compression garments, from all over the United States. To the extent we have funding available, we work to accommodate qualified clients who have nowhere else to turn for assistance.

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

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How To Help

Financial support to continue to fund physician-prescribed compression garments nationally, and to eventually fund lymphedema therapy beyond southwest Florida from all causes, is urgently needed.

We receive grant funds to treat residents of Lee, Charlotte, Collier and other southwest Florida counties, in Florida, from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Southwest Florida. But we receive requests from all over the U.S. We handle these cases as best we can from our general funds, but the need is greater than our resources. You can help by donating to our Garment & Treatment Fund.

  • Mail a check payable to Lymphedema Resources, Inc. to:

Lymphedema Resources, Inc
Post Office Box 1115
Estero, Florida 33929

or use a credit card online

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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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