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.
The CMA is proud to announce to our members and friends that we are in the process of changing our name to better serve our Canadian communities. As we announced in our 2013 Newslinks issue, and further unveiled at the 2013 Annual General Meeting, we are pleased to present our new face in September 2015. We hope you are as excited as we are!