A personal note from CLF President, Gary Fagan

As we kick-off a new year it is my pleasure to report back to our donors on all the things accomplished in the last 12 months to improve the future for Canadians with liver disease. 

In 2015, our total commitment to liver research was $2.6 million*. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are supporting the work of five senior investigators across Canada who are studying the development of, and possible treatment strategies for, liver cancer, biliary atresia, PSC, PBC and hepatitis C. To help encourage the next generation of researchers, we also provided grants to three medical students to work in the labs of some of this country’s leading researchers.

You are helping us bring liver research to life -- and part of that involves bringing those answers back to patients, families and health care professionals who need them. In 2015, your contributions supported our 1-800 National Help Line, Living with Liver Disease sessions, liver health forums and National Peer Support Network. Thanks to you, we were able to reach out to thousands of Canadians by phone, email, internet and face-to-face to answer questions, calm fears and provide accurate information to help them take control of their own health. 

It is important to celebrate our successes but we cannot stop there. In 2015, we were only able to fund 22 per cent of the research applications we received from Canada’s top investigatorsEvery unfunded project represents a missed opportunity – an opportunity that might otherwise lead to ways to prevent, treat or cure liver diseases affecting Canadians of all ages. 

Please help us take even greater strides forward in 2016 by making a donation today.

Together we can create a future of hope for Canadians with liver disease. Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Gary Fagan

President

*Includes designated research grants and our ongoing research funding.

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