In 1969, the Canadian Liver Foundation was born out of the passion and concern of a committed group of business leaders and doctors who believed that liver disease needed a champion. With the help of volunteers, patients and families, researchers, doctors, donors, and corporate supporters who share our vision of a world without liver disease, we are bringing liver research to life.
Liver diseases affect children, women and men with equal and sometimes fatal consequences. 1 in 4 Canadians may be affected by liver disease, and many do not even know it. Liver disease can take over 100 different forms and can be caused by a variety of factors including genetics, obesity, viruses, toxins, drugs, alcohol and problems with the immune system. Tragically, by the time liver disease is detected, it is often too late as severe liver damage has already occurred.
This is why we are bringing liver research to life.
As you may know my mother was diagnosed with liver disease a few years ago and was on the transplant list for some time but because she isn't hospitalized she was not a priority. She has been suffering from multiple symptoms which require lots of daily medications and doctor appointments. Currently she is in a medical trial to help with one of those debilitating symptoms, which has improved her quality of life a bit, and her liver has recovered enough to be taken off the transplant list. However she will always suffer from liver disease and is on several medications to manage the symptoms.
I have signed up to participate in the Canadian Liver Foundation's STROLL for LIVER: Virtual Challenge! I will be helping the CLF to raise money for important liver health research and education programs in our community. I hope you will consider supporting my participation in this event. Any contribution helps, and all donations are tax deductible.
Donating online is safe and easy! To make an online donation please click the "Donate Now" button on this page.
I will be fighting liver disease one kilometre at a time with myself & Draco! This is our 2nd year raising money; he's a bit bigger and able to walk further now :P
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page and being a part of this fight!