RITA jump starts lymphedema program with $25,000 grant

Published: November 3rd, 2011

Category: Announcements


In all, RITA has donated $1,001,500 to Shands Jacksonville.

In a January ceremony, Research Is The Answer (RITA) presented a check for $100,000 – making this foundation’s total gift to Shands Jacksonville $1,001,500. This includes a $25,000 grant specifically for the Lymphedema Program at Shands Jacksonville.

Officials from Rehabilitative Services will use the money to provide compression garments for patients suffering from lymphedema.

What makes this grant extraordinary is that the Lymphedema Program is new to Shands Jacksonville.

This grant makes it possible for those who previously were unable to receive treatment to now get the treatment they need and the compression garment.

This program supports all patients who need lymphedema therapy, not just breast-cancer survivors.