The Lipedema Room

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Campaign created 42 months ago
My name is Sherry Simoes and I have a disease called Lipodema.

Lipoedema is a chronic and progressive disorder of the adipose tissue. It’s often called painful fat syndrome, and it mainly affects women (though there are some cases of male sufferers). Its marked by the abnormal storage and distribution of subcutaneous fat. Lipoedema can occur at any age, with newer research showing that the disease generally manifests itself during puberty, pregnancy or other times of hormonal change.It is thought that genes play a role, although more research is desperately needed into this disease.

It is very painful and affects my mobility. Lipodema is not very well known in Canada and I am on a mission to spread awareness and educate about this disease by distributing educational material which is what this fundraiser is about.

Your help to spread the word would be appreciated so other women who suffer can find out sooner then I did. I suffered for 10 years because of the lack of understanding and help in Canada.
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The Lipedema Room is now open in London, Ontario at 887 Hamilton Road, London!

Why donate to this cause? To help us be able to offer support and treatment at not-for-profit and sliding scale rates to women suffering!
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We are currently fundraising to bring Dr. Karen Herbst to London on a Short Duration Stay for Consultations and Diagnosis and to educate other practitioners about Lipedema.
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We are happy to announce we have started our awareness campaign starting in London, Ontario. Your help is needed so we can print the material to go to all Doctors and health care providers starting in our area and spreading across Canada!
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Campaign created 42 months ago
Created April 5, 2015
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