Ninjas Fighting Lymphedema Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 founded by Lymphedema patient and spokesperson Amy Rivera. Amy's vision and mission is to provide financial support and ancillary services to Lymphedema patients and their families. Lymphedema has largely been unrecognized in the United States leaving over 10 million people struggling to find answers.
According to The Lymphatic Education and Research Network there are more Lymphedema sufferers than AIDS, MS, ALS and Parkinson's Disease combined. While there have been several organizations dedicated to the study of Lymphedema, The Ninjas Fighting Lymphedema Foundation was one of the first of its kind whose mission was direct financial support to patients.