Liver Life Walk Long Island 2013

Tony's Ribs-a-Flappin


In Memory and Honor of :

Tony Jerome

July 26, 1951 to January 14, 2010

Team Tony's Ribs-a-Flappin is made up of the Friends and Family of Tony Jerome who walk in honor of his memory to raise fund for the 30 Million Americans battling liver disease in this country. Tony battled liver disease from the age of 52 when he was first diagnosed. In his case, there seemed to be a hereditary component. At the age of 19, Tony watched as his mother passed away from complications with liver disease. Only a few short years later, his brother also passed from complications of this ugly disease. While medical advances have come a long way since that time, there is still more that needs to be done.

For several years Tony battled with the complications that come along with a failing liver and was on the list for a liver transplant. As his condition continued to worsen, a family member volunteered to be a live donor should it come to that, but it was too late.  Unfortunately, his health took a turn for the worse and on January 14, 2010, he passed away with his family by his side. While it may be too late to help Tony with his battle, it is not too late to help the millions of others affected with this disease.

Team Tony's Ribs-a-Flappin has committed to walking on May 4th in an attempt to raise money for research, new drugs, new treatment techniques and hopefully a cure for all those that will have to battle liver disease in their lifetime. If you want to walk, please click on the team captain's page and register or feel free to make your donations to any of the team members as we all raise money for awareness and a cure.

Each contribution no matter how large or small helps bring us one step closer to a world free of liver disease. A mere $5 or $10 is not going to be the death of you, but it may be the key to giving someone else life. How often can you say that your money is making a difference?.. a true difference in the lives of others?

Thank you in advance for your support as we "walk for fun...walk for life"!


Tony's Ribs-a-Flappin Raised
Gold Medal Personal Gift Jeannette Jerome -Merrill $1,148.00
Edward Crowley $50.00
Personal Gift Janet Jerome $50.00
Nathan Merrill $175.00
Denotes a Team Captain

Tony enjoying his favorite hobby- fishing!
Tony enjoying his favorite hobby- fishing!

Team Progress
95 percent of goal achieved.

Team Honor Roll

Recent Donors

Christina Willcox, Just Jewelry fundraiser

Gerry & MaryRose Devine

The Weir Family

Jessica Jerome Guarino

Jeannette Jerome Merrill

Thank you for supporting the Liver Life Walk Long Island on May 4, 2013!

The Liver Life Walk 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 Walk Participant's name with your check.
All registration fees and donations for this event are nonrefundable.

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