Alberta Lymphedema Network (ALNET) aims to generate knowledge to improve patient care in Alberta

The Dianne and Irving Kipnes Foundation has partnered with the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, the Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Salutaris Centre (Edmonton) in support of establishing a provincial multidisciplinary research and education program on lymphedema, and more broadly, the lymphatic system and lymphatic diseases. Dianne’s personal experience with lymphedema after her cancer treatment was the driving force behind the Kipneses’ generous $5 million gift to the University of Calgary and their push for a province-wide collaboration that resulted in the development of the Alberta Lymphedema Network.