Often what people ‘think’ they know about liver disease can be as difficult to combat as what people don’t know. There are a lot of preconceived notions and misconceptions about liver disease that can make it difficult for patients to talk to their families, friends, colleagues and others. Many people, for instance, believe that only those who drink or take drugs are at risk of contracting liver disease. The truth is, alcohol is only one cause of the over 100 forms of liver disease.
The Foundation’s awareness efforts try to dispel the myths that stand in the way of the public’s understanding of the risks and impact of liver disease on all Canadians.
March is ‘Liver Health Month’ and each year the Foundation uses this opportunity to raise awareness through various media efforts and special events.
During March, the CLF is urging Canadians to recognize that liver disease has many faces -- and they could be their own or someone they love. Our 'Face It' campaign offers some important facts about liver disease. Click here to learn more about this campaign and who will be helping us spread the word.
The CLF will be out in the community during March to promote liver health and fundraise for liver research and education. Check out the list of events below and come out and support us!
Spreading the word about liver health
During the month of March, we will be visiting health fairs and holding public forums and lectures to share the true facts about liver disease and liver health. Be sure to drop by and see us!
March 1 - Diversity Health Fair
March 5 - Translink Health Fair
March 6 - Love Your Liver Lecture #2 – RPL
March 12 -- UBC CLF Club Health Forum
Chopsticks for Charity Fundraising Dinner
Saturday, March 15
Be sure to get your ticket for the Richmond Mandarin Lions Club fundraising dinner at the Continental Seafood Restaurant located at 150–11700 Cambie Road in Richmond.
For tickets, please call 604-707-6430 or 778-663-9200
Knock, Knock...It's Your Liver Comedy Fundraiser
March 20, 2014, 7:00pm
2837 Cambie Street (at 12th Avenue), Vancouver
For tickets, call (604) 707-6430 or email email@example.com
March into Spring with Canadian Liver Foundation
Visit us between 11:00am and 1:30pm and purchase some lovely spring blooms in support of Liver Health Month. Look for us in the following locations:
Canadian Diabetes Association Expo & Trade Show
March 18th 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Come drop by our booth and pick up important liver health information.
St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 17, 2014
Montreal’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade marks 191st consecutive years of celebrating Montreal’s Irish roots, as well as the coming of spring. The Canadian Liver Foundation will participate in this “must see” event for over 400,000 spectators. The parade is an entertaining event for the entire family. Colourful floats, mascots, bands, and much more span the entire length of the parade.
Women DeLiver (Networking the Business of Health)
March 21, 2014
Network with us and the Women in Business Club (John Molson School of Business). Share and connect with women in business and health at our exciting women`s networking event at Rosalie Osteria. Reserve your tickets: (514) 876-4170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
March, 29, 2014
Join 10 participating yoga studios for a free yoga session to celebrate liver health and healthy living. You are invited to a celebration with music, art, entertainment, yoga gurus, tarot card readers, contortionist, acrobats, vegan food and tea. This event is free from 4pm to 7pm at Gallery Gora. Karma donations will be accepted. Info: email@example.com or (514) 876-4170