The Canadian Liver Foundation understands that liver disease doesn’t only affect the person with the diagnosis but their family and friends, as well. Everyone should be educated about the illness and feel comfortable talking about it, if they choose, without facing stigma and judgment. Research, patient support, education, and public awareness are important in strengthening our community.
If you are looking to get involved, we host events that welcome people of all ages. Liver disease doesn’t discriminate; it affects those as young as newborns to older adults. For that reason, our events like Stroll For Liver are family-friendly events where children and adults can participate and feel comfortable with one another. This year the CLF is hosting a virtual event that you can participate right in the comfort of your own home. The 2020 Stroll date is Sunday August 29th, 2021.
For information on your region, contact Karina Reid-Wong by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Help Line:
This help line gives you and your loved one somewhere to turn for answers after diagnosis, helps you understand your disease, and provides you with the resources you need. You can call 1 (800) 563-5483 Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM EST or email us.
The Peer Support Network:
This program is a national network of people living with liver disease that have offered to share their experiences with others. It was developed by the Canadian Liver Foundation as a means to link Canadians like you who have been diagnosed with a liver disease, have a family member who has liver disease or care for someone who suffers from liver disease to talk about your concerns with a peer with a similar experience.
If you would like to be connected with a Peer Supporter in your area, or would like to join the Peer Support Network, please fill out the Peer Support Network Sign-up Form.