Montréal LIVERight Gala 2018
A Fundraiser in Support of Liver Research and Education
Liver disease is often seen as an adult problem but in reality thousands of children in Quebec, and the rest of Canada – from newborns to teens – suffer from various forms of life-threatening liver disease. Our urgent challenge is to transform the future of these children, to offer them a realistic hope for a long and happy life.
Join us on Saturday, November 17, for the The 2nd Annual Montreal LIVERight Gala Soirée. This fabulous fundraising “Marionnette Dinner Theatre” in Montreal is in support of children and youth affected by liver disease.
2017 Photo Gallery
2017 LIVERight Gala Soirée recap.
The LIVERight Gala Soirée in Montréal, took place at the Circus School of Cirque Éloize, it was a magical childhood experience, to remind us of what we are fighting for – the dreams of children with liver disease. The cocktail evening included circus performers, music, an art vernissage, and a costume corner & photo booth. A playful, creative design transported guests back to childhood and created a magical evening, featuring Natalie Choquette as emcee extraordinaire!
Thanks to the generous support from our volunteers, attendees, special guests, sponsors, and donors, we are thrilled to announce that the 2017 LIVERight Gala was a great success across the country. This national event raised over $1.2 million dollars in support of liver research and education! We are happy to be one step closer to a world without liver disease. Thank you to everyone who teamed up to help make the 2017 LIVERight Gala a huge success!
2017 Special guest.
Thierry Olsthoorn (Story from his mom’s own words)
Thierry had just celebrated his 11th birthday when one fine morning as he was getting ready for school, I noticed that his eyes were slightly tinged yellow. For a few days I kept asking my family, “Do his eyes look yellow to you?” But no one else seemed to noticed so I tried to put it out of my mind. Until the morning he woke up and his skin colour matched his eyes.
Events snowballed within a few hours after that; family clinic, CLSC for blood test, almost immediate results, the local hospital waiting for Thierry’s admission! Thierry was transferred to Sainte-Justine University Hospital where an early biopsy revealed that he had auto-immune hepatitis. Quickly a regimen of mediations ensued which Thierry will probably have to take for the rest of his life.
Thierry continues to be treated at CHUM Ste-Justine, he is in the absolute best possible hands with his specialist and, thankfully, he is able to lead a normal life. Thierry has just entered high school and is really excited about the science program. For him now, the sky is the limit!