Liver Life Walk Greater Boston 2015 | June 7, 2015
One Step. One Walk. One Future...
…to a future without liver disease. This is the goal the volunteers and staff of the American Liver Foundation® work toward every day. You can join them and make a difference as a participant in the Liver Life Walk®. Your participation will keep us moving forward in the fight against one of America's fastest-growing public health concerns—liver disease.
Walkers who raise $100 or more will receive the National Walk Shirt to commemorate the day.
In 1992, five years after achieving sobriety, Bob was diagnosed with hepatitis C. As is so often the case, he was probably infected with the virus a decade or two earlier without ever experiencing symptoms. Bob admits that his lifestyle is likely to have contributed to his liver disease. Whatever the cause, Bob’s liver disease continued to worsen over the following years. Bob attempted interferon treatment for his hepatitis C, but it was ineffective and made him feel depressed. As the disease progressed he developed cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy, a complication of cirrhosis that causes dementia-like symptoms. In 2006, Bob was placed on the liver transplant list at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. It wasn’t until 4 years later, on March 5, 2010, that Bob received his new liver. Since first diagnosed in 1992, Bob’s life has certainly changed: he re-married, became a drug and alcohol counselor, and works at a halfway house. He is an active member of the Patient Advisory Committee for both the local and national divisions of the American Liver Foundation.
Support a Walker
1 - Allison O'Malley ($3,270.00)
2 - Denise Chainey ($3,020.00)
3 - Elaine O'Malley ($2,385.00)
4 - Michelle LaFleur ($1,840.00)
5 - Isabel Zacharias ($1,440.00)
6 - Marco Ciaffi ($1,080.00)
7 - Doreen Carbone ($1,020.00)
8 - CHARLES ROBILLARD ($980.00)
9 - Jackie Valente ($840.00)
10 - Michelle Motto ($810.00)
|Event Contact Information:
Event Manager: Kathy Hauck
Event Manager Phone: (617) 527-5600
Event Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patriots Place Foxboro, Massachusetts