Neel to speak on Lymphedema National Month on March 13th

Post date: Feb 28, 2018 7:14:12 AM

Greenville, South Carolina - Our next Greenville Community meeting will be Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 5:30 p.m until 7:00 pm. The meeting will take place in the Community Room at the Millennium Campus of St. Francis Hospital. A meal will be provided by our sponsor, Aeroflow (

The speaker will be Kim Neel, Owner of Alala Company, a compression/mastectomy boutique in Columbia, SC. She is a breast cancer survivor, a lymphedema activist, and she will update us on the progress of the Lymphedema Treatment Act.

As a one-year breast cancer survivor in 2006, Kim left the corporate world to open Alala, LLC with her fellow Girl Scout leader, Sherry Norris. Besides being an active Girl Scout volunteer, Kim has been a Team Captain for the First Ladies Walk – Steps Against Cancer and Relay for Life not realizing the research money raised would someday benefit her.

With her bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Lenoir-Rhyne College, Kim went to work for Pirelli Cables and Systems NA. After 21 years at Pirelli Cable and 5 years in insurance, Kim left the corporate workforce to get certified as a post-surgical breast prosthetic, compression garment and cranial prosthetic fitter. Kim stands ready to serve women from all walks of life at “The Unique Boutique for Today's Surviving Woman”.

Introduced in Senate on 3/02/2017, Lymphedema Treatment Act (HR930/S497)‏ amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover certain lymphedema compression treatment items as durable medical equipment under Medicare.