September is PAD Awareness Month. Join the My Leg My Choice awareness campaign to go #Purple4PAD. Click here to read more.
Luis Leon, MD, Chairman of Community Outreach for My Leg My Choice Foundation is on his exciting and challenging journey, participating in the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run on September 5-9, 2014. He is dedicating his run to raise awareness of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and generate support for My Leg My Choice Foundation's charitable initiatives. View his progress on www.ultralive.net
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Alan Block, DPM, MS, who serves as key physician leader for My Leg My Choice Foundation,spoke at a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Hearing. The Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee Meeting held an all-day hearing on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Germantown, MD. Dr. Block testified during the Open Public Hearing from 1 to 2 p.m. discussing the P.A.D. patient community, unmet needs for this patient community, and the need for treatment options. CLICK HERE to read more.
My Leg My Choice Foundation raises PAD Awareness in Boston, MA with the support from Abbott Vascular and Society for Vascular Surgery. On Saturday, June 7, 2014, a MLMC 5K Fun Run was held on the Charles River Esplanade in conjunction with the SVS Annual Meeting. Thanks to attendees, sponsors and physicians that participated.
Who Are We?
We are a nonprofit foundation that provides education and information to people who are at risk for lower leg and foot amputations.
Who Are You?
Do you have wounds or sores that won't heal, darkening skin, muscle pain, swelling, cramping, loss of hair or numbness in your feet or legs?
Did a doctor just tell you or a family member that he or she is going to amputate a toe or even a leg? Did you know that there are treatments available to help you?
There are many causes for amputations that can be prevented. If you have diabetes, have ever smoked, are over 50, or have high blood pressure or cholesterol, you may be at risk for peripheral artery disease (P.A.D.). P.A.D. is the primary cause of most preventable amputations.
P.A.D. is caused by blockages that decrease blood flow to the legs and feet. In many cases, addressing these blockages will help or eliminate uncomfortable lower leg complications and the need for amputation.