Canadian actor and composer Alan Thicke passed away Tuesday, after suffering an aortic rupture while playing hockey with one of his sons in California.
Thank-you to all the specialists and members who attended the 2016 GADA Conference and special thanks to the volunteers, sponsors and donors for making this event a successful and worth-while community event!!!
The data from the first registry study conducted by the Montalcino Aortic Consortium is published in Circulation Cardiovascular Genetics, available in PubMed.
This year GADA awarded two research projects, $ 50,000 (Canadian dollars) / one year. The research proposals submitted to GADA's Research Award Program, were reviewed and ranked highest by our professional Scientific Review Committee. GADA is tremendously grateful to the Temerty Family Foundation for the funds provided to advance research on genetic aortic disorders.
GADA's member, Karen Dales, enrolled GADA to participate in the lighting of sails event at Canada Place. On November 18, 2016, the Sails of Light were lit red in support of Marfan Awareness Week and GADA Canada.
On April 16, 2016 family and friends participated in the 13th annual Jason ‘Ruffy’ Keith Memorial Pool Tournament fundraiser. The fundraiser was hosted by Drew LaPointe at Dooly’s in Moncton, NB. This year, the turnout of supporters was exceptional. The event raised a five-year high of $ 2802.5 in memory of beloved Jason Keith. These proceeds were kindly donated to GADA Canada.
Congratulations to Dr. Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of GADA's Professional Advisory Board and Scientific Chair of the Montalcino Aortic Consortium (MAC), on being honored with Belgium’s Princesse Liliane Professorship.
Joanne Morin, an advanced practical nurse who helps manage the Adult Heart Clinic at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, known to patients for her clinical expertise, her empathy and deep compassion, and nominated by Liz Martin on behalf of the Ottawa/Gatineau Marfan Peer Support Group for the 2015 Best Health Nurse Excellence Awards was acknowledged for being one of three national recipients to receive the award. Joanne very kindly donated this award amount in support of GADA Canada’s programs. GADA Canada sincerely thanks Joanne for her generous donation. More
The Genetic Aortic Disorders Association (GADA) Canada, formerly known as the Canadian Marfan Association (CMA) is very grateful to the family and friends who came out to honour Noelle Beer at her fundraiser on Sunday, April 26, 2014 at the Scarboro Golf and Country Club. Noelle’s parents and sisters organized this beautiful breakfast-brunch event with raffles and silent auction that had a big turnout of 140 people and raised $ 4,045. Everyone who participated had a great time at the event!
Thank you to all who participated in the 12th annual Jason Ruffy Keith Memorial fundraiser in support of the Canadian Marfan Association (CMA), currently known as the Genetic Aortic Disorders Association (GADA Canada). The fundraiser was hosted by Drew LaPointe at Dooly’s that attracted 25 pool players and many more supporters and raised $ 862.75 in memory of beloved Jason Keith.