Ottawa Stroll

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Join us in Ottawa for Stroll for Liver!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Help us change the future for Canadians with liver disease! Join us at Vincent Massey Park for the 2018 Stroll for Liver! Enjoy a day full of activities for the entire family, as well as snacks and refreshments. There will also be prizes for the top fundraisers.

1 in 4 Canadians may be affected by liver disease – Robert is one of them.

It was back in February 1988, when Robert found himself struggling to walk home from school. After undergoing a multitude of tests, he was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis, a chronic disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the liver and causes inflammation and damage.

With medication, Robert was able to manage his health for many years. In the back of his mind, Robert knew that one day his liver would begin to fail. That day came in 2009 and when his condition began to worsen, Robert was added to the liver transplant list. With the help of the Canadian Liver Foundation, Robert was able to connect with other liver transplant recipients who shared their personal stories and experiences with him. Robert received a liver transplant in early 2010. Help us change the future for Canadians with liver disease!

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Location: Vincent Massey Park, Section E (Heron Rd, Ottawa)
Date: Saturday June 9, 2018
Timing:

  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Registration
  • 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Opening Remarks and Warm Up
  • 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Walk (45-60 minutes) on Vincent Massey Park walking path
  • 12:30 AM to 1:30 PM Lunch and Family Entertainment
  • 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Awards Ceremony and Thank You.

Activities:

  • Bouncy castles and obstacle course
  • Face painting
  • Junkyard Symphony performance (12:45 PM– 1:25 PM)

Participants will receive:

  • STROLL for LIVER T-shirt
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Awards for the top 3 fundraising teams

Register today!

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 opportunities please contact: Meghann Darroch at mdarroch@liver.ca.

Meet Robert

Robert Ottwa volunteerIt was back in February 1988, when Robert found himself struggling to walk home from school. After undergoing a multitude of tests, he was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis, a chronic disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the liver and causes damage.

With medication, Robert was able to manage his health for many years. In the back of his mind, Robert knew that one day his liver would begin to fail. That day came in 2009 and when his condition began to worsen, Robert was added to the liver transplant list.

With the help of the Canadian Liver Foundation, Robert was able to connect with other liver transplant recipients who shared their personal stories and experiences with him. Robert received a liver transplant in early 2010. His surgery was a great success and he was declared their healthiest patient only 33 days after his surgery. He thanks his surgeon and the transplant team and is extremely grateful to his anonymous donor and the donor family for their gift of organ donation.

Today, Robert is feeling great; his energy is back. He joined his local Running Room walking group and participated in their ‘learn-to-run’ training program. Robert has gone on to run in local races and become an instructor for the ‘learn-to-run’ program.

Robert has been an active volunteer for the Canadian Liver Foundation in Eastern Ontario for the past 8 years, supporting our fundraising efforts and assisting with major events. Robert provides peer support to future liver transplant recipients, offering guidance, comfort and confidence.

Help us change the future for Canadians living with liver disease!

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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

Running room

 Regional 2018 Sponsor

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