Iron Tracker Tour coming to Saskatoon, Sudbury, Ottawa & Orillia
Posted August 17th, 2015 by Administrator
Canadian Singer/songwriter Jack Walton lost his long-time friend Des Browning earlier this year to health problems caused by Canada’s most common genetic disorder: Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HHC).
In an effort to honour Des, Jack is about to embark on a musical journey along the Trans Canada Highway to Des’ hometown of Sudbury, Ontario where Jack and Des first met 53 years ago as high school students. Along the way Jack will make several stops to chat with local media to share the message of early detection and treatment. The awareness project launches with a ‘Concert for Des’ in Saskatoon on Wednesday August 19 at St. Marks Anglican Hall. Other concert events are planned for Sudbury (August 23rd), Ottawa (August 26th), and Orillia (August 30th).
Jack said “Des was very supportive and an influence on my music and he was active in the community so it seemed a fitting combination. I hope this tour will raise awareness of the disorder and result in early diagnosis and treatment for the 80,000 Canadians who are presently unaware they have Hemochromatosis.”
Bob Rogers, CEO of the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society praised Jack for his efforts to help to raise public awareness of HHC so that other Canadians and their family members can be spared the devastating effects of undiagnosed HHC.
The Iron Tracker Tour in partnership with the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society derived its name from a new smart phone app that helps those with HHC manage their iron levels.