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Jules Runs the Chicago Marathon- Liver Life Challenge


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92 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $1,250.00
Achieved: $1,150.30
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In 1999, my dad was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, a rare, little known about liver disease that evenually took his life that fall.  As I got older, I realized that the assumption that most people have when they hear your loved one had liver disease is that they were a drunk or a drug user, that they somehow had done something to destroy their body, and thus deserved it to some extent.  It was this misconception that initially drove me to promote awareness of the realities of liver disease almost a decade ago. 

I am running the Chicago Marathon with the American Liver Foundation in the memory of my dad, Ed. Losing my dad continues to be the most difficult and painful thing I have ever experienced, his death is something I confront daily, but I hope that by helping to raise awareness and money for the American Liver Foundation through this marathon, I can help another person avoid the burden entirely.

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

 

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 easyJust click the "Donate" button to get started.


Some facts about Liver Disease: 

  • Liver cancer is one of the few primary cancers on the rise in the United States.
  • Approximately 5.4 million Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis B or hepatitis C. About 65% and 75% , respectively, are unaware that they are infected.
  • 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.


Please also consider registering to be an organ donor! There are over 120,000 people waiting for an organ in the US, 15,000 of those people are waiting for livers.  One donor can save up to EIGHT lives; Kidneys and Livers can also be donated from a living donor.  You can learn more and register at http://donatelife.net/

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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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