Participate – Alberta

calgary group photo

Current Events and Campaigns

In 2018, our national events raised over $1 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 2019.

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.”

2019 Calgary Marathon 

Calgary, Alberta – Sun, May 26
Thank you for your support at the 2019 Calgary Marathon for liver disease research! Our participants chose to walk/run the 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, or 50K in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge as a fundraiser for the Canadian Liver Foundation. 

Portuguese Coast Camino Trail September 15-26, 2019 


Thank you all for your interest.

For registration or more information, please contact, Debralee Fernets at (403)276-3390 or by email

Help us change the future for Canadians with liver disease! Join us for the Stroll for Liver – a family friendly, community-based walk/run event dedicated to raising funds for liver research and education. 

 Edmonton June 8, 2019
Emily Murphy Park
9:00 am event start
10:00 am walk start
Red Deer June 9, 2019
Bower Ponds
9:00 am event start
10:00 am walk start
Calgary June 15, 2019
Confederation Park
(Rosemont Community Hall)
9:00 am event start
10:00 am walk start

 2019 Give’r FORE Liver at Fox Hollow Golf Course
Sunday, September 8, 2019


For sponsorship opportunities, contact Debralee at or call (403)276-3390</a

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

The LIVERight Gala logo



Save the Date for our 2019 LIVERight Gala – Friday November 22, 2019 at the Sheraton Cavalier Calgary

For more information, please contact, Debralee Fernets at (403)276-3390 or by email

Past Events

Spring for daisies

Thank you for supporting our Spring for Daisies event during Liver Health Month! With your help, we raised over $15,000 through this initiative. 

LIVERight Health Forum

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

2019 Information

Children’s Liver Disease Session with Dr. Steve Martin. 

Alberta Children’s Hospital

Saturday April 6, 2019
1:00 – 4:00 PM

Thank you Calgary Foundation for your support!

Calgary Foundation

Calgary LIVERight Health Forum

When: April 27, 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 Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1)

Edmonton LIVERight Health Forum

When: May 4, 2019
Time: Registration/ Coffee – 9:00 AM 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (light lunch will be provided at noon)
Where: Room L2-190 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (11405 87 Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta CANADA T6G 1C9)

The Canadian Liver Foundation – Alberta Region acknowledges the following organizations for their support of “bringing liver research to life” to benefit the liver health of all Canadians through research, education, patient support, and advocacy.

   Special thanks to our Diamond (Health Forum Calgary & Edmonton) and Bronze Sponsor (Children’s Liver Disease session) the Alberta Blue Cross.

Blue Cross

National Gold Sponsor:

Gilead Logo

SpecialtyRX Solutions

Calgary 5th Annual LIVERight Gala was 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.
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 $80,000!

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

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.