Press Release: Cross-Canada Road Trip celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society

Posted May 3rd, 2022 by Canadian Hemochromatosis Society

The Canadian Hemochromatosis Society is celebrating its 40th anniversary by travelling across Canada to raise awareness for Hemochromatosis.

To help Canadians learn more about this common genetic blood disorder, Canadian Hemochromatosis Society’s People and Programs lead, Liz Charyna, is hitting the open road on May 1, 2022 in Elsie the Bus. Charyna will be travelling from British Columbia to Newfoundland, to meet with local communities and those affected by hemochromatosis across Canada.

It is a privilege to embark on this epic Canadian journey to inform people who may be at risk of hereditary hemochromatosis and share support and resources with people and families who have experience with iron overload,” said Charyna.

Tuesday, May 3rd, Vancouver BC

One of the first stops of the road trip will visit Gus and Mark, Owners of Crack-On Food Truck, in Vancouver, BC. Gus and Mark are of Irish descent and given that hemochromatosis disproportionately affects Celts, this is a target demographic for the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society.

“We are happy to raise awareness of iron overload and be a part of this 40th Anniversary tour,” said co-owners Gus and Mark.

The Canadian Hemochromatosis Society’s Elsie the Bus will be joining the Crack On Food Truck in Jonathan Rogers Park from 11 am – 2 pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Together they will be cracking open information about hereditary hemochromatosis, selling delicious egg sandwiches, and adding some free prizes and fun to your day!


Liz Charyna, Manager, People and Programs

Canadian Hemochromatosis Society

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Gus and Mark, Crack On Food Truck