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Running for a healthy liver

Dad and I after we finished the runDisney Half - 01/2014
Dad and I after we finished the runDisney Half - 01/2014

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Achievements
TeamRaiser Achievement Badge
Personal Gift
Has made a donation to this event
My Progress
19 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $2,800.00
Achieved: $530.00
Fundraising Honor Roll

BIG NEWS!! I received my official acceptance email into the 2015 Boston Marathon a few weeks ago! My qualifying time was 3:32:12 at the 2013 Chicago Marathon. I am BEYOND excited about my acceptance! This is the stuff all runners dream of and only a handful ever get to experience!

 

With that said, I am now running TWO marathons on behalf of the American Liver Foundation: the Marine Corps Marathon on October 26 of this year and than the Boston Marathon in April 2015!

 

I am 28 years old this year (eeck)! I've again been reminded, after a family death this year, that life is very short. I've decided that life should be celebrated to it's fullest every single day! Life is a wonderful thing and I am very fortunate to have my life filled with lots of love and wonderful people! Help me celebrate life and spread the love to others with a donation of $28 today (or a multiple of 28)! 

 

Every step I take and every dollar I raise will make a difference in the lives of more than 30 million Americans living with liver disease.  

Where does your donation go? I'm glad you asked! 

For only $28, you can help the ALF provide education materials to one middle school classroom.

With a $140 donation, you can help the ALF provide 2 support group sessions that provide emotional support and information to people with liver disease and their caregivers.

A donation of $280, you can help the ALF fund one HelpLine professional who provides information, support and education material to callers through the American Liver Foundation’s national HelpLine.  

A donation of $560 will fund a Hepatitis C support group for one month.

Why the American Liver Foundation?

Currently, I am a staff member of the American Liver Foundation – Great Lakes Division. In my role of Event Manager, I have been lucky enough to be able to meet and work with some very exceptional people. I’m running for my colleagues and friends whom every day battle liver disease and/or tirelessly work to help find a cure for liver disease. I am running for my dad - a soon to be retired Hepatologist - who's constant love and support made me the compassionate person/running nut that I am today.

Did you know:

  • Liver cancer is one of the few primary cancers on the rise in the United States.
  • It is estimated that up to 25% of the U.S. population could have Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease--a condition that can lead to life-threatening damage. 

By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping the Foundation provide community-based education, research, support, and advocacy related to help prevent and treat liver disease. Together we can make a difference and it's as simple as helping me reach my fundraising goal.

 

Donating is easy! Just click the "Donate" button to get started. 

 

Thank you for supporting the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 12, 2014!

The Liver Life Challenge is a celebration of my commitment to a world free of liver disease. Please help me make that goal a reality! I support the American Liver Foundation® because it:

  • Advocates on behalf of 30 million Americans with liver disease on the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Provides education programs, support services, and outreach activities that reach more than 200,000 individuals annually and raise awareness on liver disease prevention and management.
  • Is the largest non-governmental supporter of liver disease research in the U.S. and since 1979, the American Liver Foundation Research Awards Program has provided more than $24 million to more than 750 qualified scientists and physicians.
Please send offline, non-cash donations to our office at:
American Liver Foundation® | 39 Broadway | Suite 2700 | New York | NY | 10006
*Please be sure to include the Challenge Participant's name with your check.
All registration fees and donations for this event are nonrefundable.

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