Every other month DMRF Canada publishes Going Forward; our bi-monthly e-newsletter.
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The Jewish Family Service Calgary is honouring long time DMRF Canada Board Member Lil Faider at an event taking place in Calgary, AB on April 29, 2018. Lil is being honored for her exceptional contribution to so many organisations in Calgary including the DMRF Canada.
DMRF Canada is thrilled that Lil is getting this well deserved recognition and on behalf of the DMRF Canada Board of Directors, our network of volunteers, and the hundreds of individuals with dystonia who have benefitted from Lil's service and generosity, we congratulate her.
November 30, 2017. CBC Radio One, "Q"
Tom Power of CBC Radio One show the Q sat down with Shania Twain, Canadian country music legend, to talk about her life and her dystonia. You can listen to the interview here. Its so important to have advocates like Shania out there, sharing her story about her life with dyphonia, a form of dystonia.
In honor of Rare Disease Day, taking place on February 28, 2017, the DMRF Canada is excited to announce our Chicken Soup for the Soul – Dystonia Edition writing contest.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was present on December 16, 2016 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital for the announcement of the donation of $20 million by the Larry and Judy Tanenbaum family. This gift, which McGill University calls “transformative”, will help to establish the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute, to facilitate the sharing of neuroscience findings worldwide to accelerate the discovery of leading edge therapeutics to treat neurological conditions.