The NLN is thrilled to announce the debut of the NEW Lymphedema Awareness Butterfly Pin!
Gradually becoming a nationally recognized symbol for lymphedema awareness and the inspirational movement behind it, the transformational butterfly represents the journey of lymphedema over the past 15 years, from complete obscurity to the gradual light of awareness that is beginning to shine on this largely unrecognized and under-treated epidemic.
Designed by Jeanne Tassis (who chose the butterfly as the symbol for lymphedema awareness and created the first pin), Mitchelle Tanner (NLN Assistant Director) and Cheryl Feeney of Healing Ribbons, the pin is a smaller, more detailed version of the original butterfly pin. The new pin features both ribbon and butterfly in finely polished silver steel with sleek turquoise enamel on the ribbon. Our first all-in-one butterfly pin, its petite dimensions and tasteful design are perfectly suited for both women and men of all sizes, young and old.
By wearing our pins, we are making the butterfly and turquoise ribbon a universally recognized symbol for lymphedema awareness, in the same way that the pink ribbon symbolizes breast cancer awareness and the red ribbon, AIDS awareness, and making a difference in the lives of millions of lymphedema patients by creating awareness about this long-overlooked and often disabling condition — one person at a time.
In addition, by purchasing your pin from the National Lymphedema Network (NLN), you help support new and ongoing nationwide outreach programs and services. Your purchase today helps ensure that information, education and guidance will be available tomorrow and everyday for lymphedema patients, those at risk, family members, health care professionals and the general public across the country.
For those who prefer an alternative to the butterfly, a small brushed pewter NLN Logo Pin featuring a stylish rendition of the distinctive NLN logo, with a turquoise fabric ribbon attached behind it (can be worn with or without the ribbon), is now available at a special clearance price of $5.00 (includes s/h - California residents add 9.75% tax)! An attractive and inspirational accessory for any wardrobe. Available while supplies last.
Stock up for birthdays, holidays and special occasions, and wear your pins proudly!