With North Star Lodge taking in hundreds of patients from a recently closed oncology practice, the budget for complementary therapy supplies has been severely strained. Most urgently needed is $65,000 to help an estimated 450 patients this year with medical compression garments, necessary to manage lymphedema, a lifelong condition for not only cancer patients, but others as well. Use of the garments helps reduce recurrent cellulitis, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary emboli, and opportunistic infections. Despite the medical necessity of compression garments, many insurance companies do not cover the expense of the replacement of worn out items. Your gift to The Memorial Foundation can make a difference.