Together we will take a leadership role in education, health care and research for lymphedema risk reduction, early diagnosis and treatment.

You can help us make a difference in many ways: as a donor, an advocate, a Pathways subscriber, or a volunteer.


The CLF receives no government funding and relies solely on monies raised through magazine advertising, conferences, sponsorships, subscriptions and personal donations. Please consider supporting our work by mailing your donation or donating online through Canada Helps.

Consider sending a donation in memory of a loved one as a thoughtful way to express sympathy and let others know you care. The CLF will send a personalized card to the family or person you designate.

You could send a donation gift in honour of a friend, family member or colleague for a birthday, wedding anniversary or another special event. It’s a wonderful way to say congratulations, thank you or best wishes to an important person in your life. The CLF will send a personalized card on your behalf.

If you already donate to the United Way through your workplace, you can request that your contribution be directed to the CLF by including our charitable registration number (85160 1260 RR0001) on your pledge form. Why not encourage your family and friends to do the same?

You can find out if your workplace has an employee-matching program and maximize your contribution and double your donation to the CLF.

Contact us for details about donating to the CLF.


The CLF is committed to giving a voice to all those affected by lymphedema. There is a role for each one of us. If you are a patient, you and your family already havecanstockphoto17829880 experience of how lymphedema has impacted your life. Advocacy takes many forms. It can involve you telling your story to elected politicians and policy makers to persuade them of the need for change. If you are a health care professional, you could look for opportunities to emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for lymphedema and the need for more services to be covered by government health plans. We can all help get the message out by looking for opportunities to be heard in newspapers, magazine, radio and on television. Click here for some practical tips on advocacy, or here to learn about your role in advocating for lymphedema.

Click here to read an article from Pathways magazine about patient advocacy.

Learn more about the role of the CLF, ILF and provincial associations in advocating for increased awareness and care of lymphedema by clicking here.


Stay up-to-date with developments in research, diagnosis and treatment by subscribing to Canada’s only lymphedema magazine dedicated to empowering patients and professionals. You can purchase an annual subscription to Pathways magazine by contacting one of the CLF’s provincial affiliates.


The strength of the lymphedema movement lies in its volunteers. Consider volunteering for one of the CLF’s working groups or support the work of your provincial association.

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