Second Parliamentary Reception To Boost HHC Awareness

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Canadian Hemochromatosis Society

Members of Canada’s House of Commons and the Senate will be learning more about the risks of hereditary hemochromatosis to Canadians and its steep costs to Canada’s health care system in May which is designated as National Hereditary Hemochromatosis Awareness month.

Senator David Wells of Newfoundland and Labrador will be hosting the second annual Parliamentary reception in Ottawa May 31 in support of the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society (CHS).

All 338 Members of the House of Commons and 82 Senators will be invited to the gathering. CHS will be supported by volunteers from the Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto Chapters. At last year’s reception, Senator Wells, former Minister John Duncan from British Columbia, and CHS Past President Pat Haney all shared their personal HHC stories with the assembled guests.

“We are delighted that Senator Wells is building on the success of last year’s reception as a great way to raise awareness of HHC among members of our Federal Government,” said CHS President Ian Hilley.