Join us in Moncton for Stroll for Liver!
Saturday, June 23, 2018
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.
1 in 4 Canadians may be affected by liver disease – Gary is one of them.
Nine years ago, Gary Trainor was working as a waiter in Moncton, New Brunswick, when he fell and hurt his hand. After his doctor sent him for x-rays and routine blood work, Gary would soon learn his life was about to change drastically.
The blood work revealed that Gary’s liver enzymes were high and after a CT scan, MRI and other tests, he was diagnosed with stage one liver cancer. His doctors told him he would eventually need a liver transplant.
Over the next 16 months, Gary underwent chemotherapy and radiation to shrink the tumour. In November 2009, he finally received the call that a donor liver was available. After a whirlwind trip to Halifax and hours of surgery, Gary had his new liver – but it wouldn’t last long. His body rejected the transplant and just four days after his first surgery, he had a second liver transplant.
“After my transplant, I knew how lucky I was,” says Gary. “If it wasn’t for the research that the CLF funds, I probably wouldn’t be here right now so I wanted to get involved to help raise awareness for this great cause.” Gary Trainor.
Help us change the future for Canadians with liver disease!
Location: Victoria Park (223 Weldon St, Moncton, NB)
Registration: 9:00 AM
Walk: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
BBQ: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Already registered? Print a pledge form and don’t forget to bring it with you everywhere you go. Can’t make the stroll? You can still support the event by making a donation from your desktop or mobile device.
For more information or for volunteer and sponsorship opportunities please contact: Gary at email@example.com
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.
National 2018 Sponsor
Exclusive running retail sponsor