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Chopsticks for Charity to raise funds for liver health education

Mark Mansfield (left) of the Canadian Liver Foundation and Paul Cheung (second from right) of the Richmond Mandarin Lions Club at an event announcing the club
Mark Mansfield (left) of the Canadian Liver Foundation and Paul Cheung (second from right) of the Richmond Mandarin Lions Club at an event announcing the club's 2014 edition of the Chopsticks for Charity event.
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Richmond Mandarin Lions Club will host the third annual Chopsticks for Charity event next month to raise funds for the Canadian Liver Foundation.

The foundation will use the funds to expand its health education and awareness programs to the Asian community.

There are over 100 forms of liver diseases, including hepatitis B and hepatitis C, which the foundation says are significant concerns in the Asian community.

Research shows that the Asian community knows little about the liver diseases. Many ethnic groups have cultural taboos regarding liver health issues, the foundation says, citing a fear of being stigmatized.

The third annual Chopsticks for Charity will take place on Saturday, March 15 at Continental Seafood Restaurant, 150–11700 Cambie Rd. Call 604-707-6430 or 778-663-9200 for tickets.

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