The “ayes” have it: US Senate passes World Lymphedema Day bill in unanimous vote

Best news ever….sharing this from Lymphie Life… How exciting for all those with Lymphedema … Our voice is being heard

The Lymphie Life

By USCapitol (U.S. Capitol Building) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons By USCapitol (U.S. Capitol Building) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Amazing, wonderful, exciting, encouraging, super-great news, everybody: last night, at 6PM EST, the US Senate became the first national governing body to establish March 6th as World Lymphedema Day!

From an update by the Lymphatic Education and Research Network (LE&RN):

The US Senate has become the first national governing body to establish March 6 as World Lymphedema Day. The bill was written and presented by LE&RN, with Sen. Schumer (NY) and Sen. Grassley (IA) co-sponsoring. Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY) presented the bill in session, at which Sen. Dan Sullivan (AK) presided and where it passed unanimously.

This is a huge victory for the lymphedema community! It elevates us to the national stage, increasing our visibility and our need for more research, better insurance coverage, and accessible treatment for all those living with lymphedema. There is still a lot of work to be…

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2 thoughts on “The “ayes” have it: US Senate passes World Lymphedema Day bill in unanimous vote

    • Thank you I felt very honoured to represent Australia and now to see it being excepted is very exciting.. So important to give LE a voice for the millions who suffer ….xxx

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