Thank you for joining us for the 2019 Atikokan Stroll for Liver!
Saturday, August 24th, 2019
Thanks to everyone who participated and joined us for the 1st Atikokan STROLL for LIVER. The event was a great success as a result of your participation and the leadership of our 2019 planning committee.
With your help we raised over $5,000 in support of liver research and education programs and we welcomed over 50 participants. We are so grateful for everyone’s support at this inaugural event.
Did you miss it? Here is a recap of the great event.
Angela Kitchen did an incredible job as our emcee, she shared her story of being a mother of a teenager living with liver disease. To read their story click here.
Angela and the wonderful planning committee members engaged many local businesses to donate raffle table items for the event. Local radio station 91.5 CKPR helped promote the event, which led to a very well attended Stroll.
This group of enthusiastic volunteers had lots of great ideas on how to promote the event and raise funds ahead of the STROLL through activities such as pie throwing, a community BBQ (run by the Atikokan Youth Center), selling cause connected silicone bracelets etc.
The Atikokan STROLL for LIVER offered a BBQ lunch at Atikokan Community Fellowship and the stroll went around the town.
1 in 4 Canadians may be affected by liver disease – Alex is one of them.
Alex suffers from autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), a life-threatening liver disease that causes his body’s immune system to attack his liver.
Every waking moment for Alex is filled with severe pain as he deals with inflammation, exhaustion, nausea and frequent hospital visits for recurring infections and other health complications. In the past 2 years alone, Alex has spent over 90 days in the hospital.
Doctors recently informed Alex that he will need a liver transplant within two years to save his life.
The underlying cause of AIH remains unknown with no medical cure to date. The only way to find a cure for liver disease is through liver research.
The Canadian Liver Foundation acknowledges the following organizations for their support of the CLF’s mission of “bringing liver research to life” to benefit the liver health of all Canadians through research, education, patient support and advocacy.
2019 Community Group and Business Donors
Resolute Forest Products
Canoe Canada Outfitters
Marg’s Northern Varity
Branches Seine River Lodge
Atikokan Youth Centre
Dr. Anne Steven