Participate – Alberta

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Current Events and Campaigns

In 2017 our national events raised over $1.3 million dollars toward our goals of supporting life-saving research and educational programs for the millions of Canadians affected by liver disease.

Our two signature events, LIVERight Gala and STROLL For LIVER, bring excitement and much-needed fundraising to support our mission of bringing liver research to life for all Canadians. Plan to be a part of these worthwhile events in Alberta in 2018.

Coming up

Join the Canadian Liver Foundation – Alberta region’s marathon and half marathon program dedicated to raising funds for liver health research, education and awareness programs. It is an opportunity to challenge yourself and experience the exhilaration of crossing the finish line. You will not only be completing a personal goal, but you will have contributed to the ultimate goal of a “world without liver disease.”

Thank you to all our volunteers, walkers, runners, and supporters who joined us for our first two destinations.

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Sun, May 20

Calgary, Alberta – Sun, May 27
Thanks to your support, our team raised $23,585 at the Calgary Marathon!

2018 Upcoming destinations

Dublin, Ireland – Sat, Aug 11 and Sun, Aug 12
Rock ‘n Roll 5K and Half Marathon.

Lisbon, Portugal – Sun, Oct 14
Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon.

For registration www.giverforliver.ca or more information, please contact, Debralee Fernets at (403)276-3390 or by email debralee@liver.ca

The Liveright Gala logo

Calgary 5th Annual LIVERight Gala will be held on November 23rd, 2018 at the Sheraton Cavalier. This annual fundraiser event provides guests a night of top notch entertainment, gourmet food, and mingling with patients and liver specialists who are making a difference. The evening comes alive with exciting performances, prize draws, silent and live auctions, and award ceremonies.

Purchase tickets

For more information, please contact, Debralee Fernets at (403)276-3390 or by email debralee@liver.ca

Thank you for attending the LIVERight Gala in Calgary last year, and for making liver health your cause for celebration! With your support, we raised over $70,000!

 

2018 Give’r FORE Liver at Fox Hollow Golf Course


Sunday, September 16, 2018
2:00 PM Shotgun Start

Register as an individual or a team!

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Tyler at twiebe@liver.ca or call (403)276-3390

View the sponsorship package here.

2018 Sponsors

Banquet Sponsor:Shield Industries Ltd.

Cart Sponsor:

Eagle Sponsor Exp Services

 

 

 

Hole Sponsors:

Axia, Alberta Events    Transcanada Give'r FORE Liver hole sponsor

Cal Wenzel Family Foundation

For registration or more information, please contact Debralee Fernets by phone  (403) 276-3390   Toll-free 1 (888) 557-5516 or by email debralee@liver.ca.

LIVERight Health Forum

Free educational events for people who are living with liver disease, their family and caregivers; and those who are at-risk of liver disease; as well as students who wish to pursue a profession in the healthcare/medical field.

2019 Information

Calgary LIVERight Health Forum

When: Coming in April 2019
Time: Registration/ Coffee – 9:00 AM 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (light lunch will be provided at noon)
Where: Libin Lecture Theatre (Health Sciences Centre, Foothills Hospital 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1)

Edmonton LIVERight Health Forum

When: Coming in Spring of 2019
Time: Registration/ Coffee – 9:00 AM 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (light lunch will be provided at noon)
Where: Room L1-190 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (11405 87 Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta Canada T6G 1C9)

For registration or more information, please contact Debralee Fernets by phone  (403) 276-3390   Toll-free 1 (888) 557-5516 or by email debralee@liver.ca.

Past Events

Liver specialist & topics covered:

Dr. Bertus Eksteen – Standards of Care for PSC and lgG4 Disease
Dr. Kelly Burak – Choosing Wisely in Hepatology
Dr. Stephen Congly – Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Dr. Melanie Stapleton – Nutrition and Liver Disease

Dr. Sam Lee – Liver Disease in Immigrant and Refugee Populations
Dr. Sam Lee – Hepatitis C Update
Dr. Lauren Zanussi  – Living is More Than Just Surviving: Successful Psychology for Living with Transplant
Dr. Joanna Stanisz – Pediatric Liver Disease
Changing the face of liver disease  – Personal Journeys

Liver specialist & topics covered:

Dr. James Shapiro – Ex vivo perfusion for liver transplantation
Dr. Stephen Shafran – Hepatitis C update
Dr. Mang Ma – Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Dr. Diana Mager – Nutrition and Liver Disease

Dr. Malcolm Wells – Liver Transplants
Dr. Andrew Mason – Autoimmune Liver Disease – PBC/PSC
Michelle Skogstad – Living Donor Program
Changing the face of liver disease  – Personal Journeys

We had successful strolls in Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary. Thank you to all who came out to these Alberta events and supported the Stroll for Liver! For 2019 information visit www.strollforliver.ca

Spring for daisies

 

Big thanks to all of you who came by to say hi, and to support our fundraising initiative for Liver Health Month. With your help, we raised over $10,000.