Lipoedema Australia Support Society Inc (LASS) was established by women who suffer from lipoedema themselves to provide public advocacy, awareness, information support and resources for Australian women with lipoedema.
LASS continues to thrive with over 470 members and seven committed women volunteer committee members leading the way. Professor Neil Piller, world re-known Lymphologist is our Patron.
Much work has been done with little funds in the past three years, raising lipoedema awareness throughout Australia, so much so everyday new lipodema sufferers join our support group desperate for help.
Lipoedema is a painful disorder, typically it leads to a pattern of fat accumulation from the hips to the ankles and sometimes the arms. Women of all ages and sizes can develop lipoedema and dieting and exercise will not decrease the lipoedema fat cells.
As part of our ongoing commitment to educate women about their lipoedema (management is critical) our second conference is being held in Melbourne, June 2016.
Little known about ,recognised or treated by Australian Doctors and Specialists, the conference will provide opportunities for patients and the medical fraternity to update their skills and knowledge so that Australian women can be diagnosed early and commence treatment/management before debilitating and expensive co-mobilities make mobility and self care difficult and expensive.
We are seeking your financial assistance towards the cost of providing international and national lipoedema speakers and to assist with sponsoring some women facing financial hardship and mobility issues to attend with their carer.
To help us present an outstanding conference with eminent lipoedema speakers we kindly ask for donations.