Two Calgarians honoured for efforts to fight liver disease
December 11, 2012
Liver disease is often stigmatized as being linked primarily to alcohol abuse — a misconception that the Canadian Liver Foundation is aiming to change.
The reality is that alcohol is only one cause of over 100 different forms of liver disease.
The foundation recently honoured two Calgarians for their contributions towards improving the understanding and awareness of liver disease.
Mr. Rob Myers and Don Wishart were among 30 Canadians awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Canadian Liver Foundation. A ceremony was recently held in Calgary to present Myers and Wishart with their medals.
Todd Hebert, Director of the foundation's Calgary and southern Alberta office, said that Dr. Myers and Wishart were awarded the medals for their dedicated and ongoing support of the foundation's mandate.
"It's not only their contributions to the organization's policies and programs, but also for research on liver disease and fibrosis, in Dr. Myer's case, and Don's efforts to provide funds for education programs here in Alberta," Hebert said..
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