Kathy Bates, William Repicci, Dr. Stanley Rockson

The Road to Curing Lymphedema

Kathy Bates, William Repicci, Dr. Stanley Rockson

Talk: The Road to Curing Lymphedema

Kathy Bates (LE&RN Spokesperson and Actress), Dr. Stanley G. Rockson (Stanford University Endowed Professor of Lymphatics and LE&RN Co-Founder), and William Repicci (President and CEO, LE&RN) explain the scourge of Lymphedema and Lymphatic diseases, and the way we can change the future of millions through activism and research. They highlight the challenges that patients face, and the current state of care and treatment.

Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates is an American Academy Award winning actress. Bates is a cancer survivor, a lymphedema patient and advocate, and LERN's celebrity spokesperson. Bates kicked off the Face of Lymphedema Challenge at the 2014 Walk for Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases.

William Repicci

William Repicci has over 25 years of experience leading nonprofit organizations and businesses. Positions have included being director of humanitarian programs in Northern Kenya, managing director of the National Theatre of the Deaf, CEO of the Fairbanks Resource Agency serving persons with developmental disabilities in Alaska, executive director of the Pasos Peace Museum in NYC.

Dr. Stanley Rockson

Dr. Rockson is the Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Angiology, and American College of Physicians, and a member of the International Society of Lymphology, American Society of Internal Medicine, the Society of Vascular Medicine and Biology, among others.

Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN)

LE&RN is committed to educating the public about lymphatic disease and the need for treatment and research. We also host symposiums several times a year in which patients, family members, and the medical community are provided with the opportunity to hear from experts in the field.

Find out more