Calgary LIVERight Gala Presents
The Ballgowns and Balconies Ball 2020
A Fundraiser in Support of Liver Research and Education.
Join us for Calgary’s 7th Annual LIVERight Gala- Presenting the Ballgowns and Balconies Ball on November 20th, 2020 at the Delta by Marriot Calgary South. This year due to COVID-19, we are doing things a little differently to keep you safe. While this annual fundraiser event provides guests a night of top-notch entertainment, gourmet food, and the opportunity to support a great cause, this year it will all be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your own room. The evening comes alive with exciting performances, prize draws, silent and live auctions, and award ceremonies.
We are pleased to announce that our emcee for the evening will once again be Joelle Tomlinson from CTV Morning Live, who will be leading the festivities from the atrium below.
Liver disease may affect one in four Canadians – men, women and children. Join us on November 20th to help raise funds and awareness for those battling liver disease.
DATE AND TIME
Friday November 20, 2020
Delta by Marriot Calgary South
135 Southland Dr SE
Calgary, AB T2J 5X5
2020 National Sponsors.
Past Galas Recap
2018 LIVERight Special Guest
Taya & Jennifer
Taya’s journey with liver disease began in August of 2007 when she entered into the world. The first couple weeks of life went according to plan; she was developing and growing normally, despite a nagging yellow tinge in her eyes and skin.
“She had 10 little toes and fingers, and a set of very good lungs,” says Jennifer, Taya’s mom. “When we asked nurses what the yellow tinge could be, they suggested that perhaps it was breastmilk jaundice”.
Later due to the advice of a friend (a nurse at the Alberta Children’s Hospital), Jennifer and her husband were advised to take Taya to the emergency room. Their world would soon be turned upside.
Taya was diagnosed as a newborn with biliary atresia, a liver disease that is the leading cause of liver failure in newborns and children, her parents were in absolute shock. At just 11 weeks-old, Taya underwent a five-hour surgery called the “Kasai procedure” required to prevent further damage on her liver and save her liver. The surgery was a success, but one thing was certain; Taya would need a liver transplant in her future. Read full story here.