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Welcome to My Liver Life Challenge Page


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My Progress
12 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $1,250.00
Achieved: $154.00
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I am the daughter of a Live Liver Donor!

I am participating in the Liver Life Challenge in hope of a world free of liver disease! 
 
I became aware of the Liver Life Challenge in the fall of 2013 while accompanying my mom to an appointment with her Liver Transplant Team at the Cleveland Clinic. My mom donated 70% of her liver to her brother, my Uncle John, on December 18, 2013. It was an incredible experience for our whole family. Her recovery was phenomenal, and my uncle is continuing to slowly recover.
 
Our family has been impacted by my uncle’s liver disease for many years. He has been in and out of the hospital, many times, and several times we thought we would lose him. We are so grateful for the liver donation and are praying that he will recover fully.
 
I love to run and am excited to increase awareness of liver disease and donation by participating in the Chicago Marathon. The American Liver Foundation is doing great work, and I hope you will support them through your support of me as I train for and run my first marathon.

The Liver Life Challenge is an endurance sport training program that helps people like me train for a race while supporting the mission of the American Liver Foundation.

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.

Did you know:

  • 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-threateningdamage.
Also, there are currently over 16,000 Americans on the waiting list for a liver transplant. Many people don't realize that living liver donation is even possible. This is a message I definitely want to spread. 

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.

I have committed to raising $1250, and with your help, I know I can do it! Thank you!

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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