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Welcome to Michael Lillie's Run For Research Web Page!!!

Marathon Legend - Bill Rodgers!
Marathon Legend - Bill Rodgers!

Support Michael!
My Progress
120 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $10,000.00
Achieved: $11,977.00
Fundraising Honor Roll

This is my third year as a member of the Run for Research team. I need to do my part more than ever to help make a difference.

My training and fundraising mean more to me this year than any other because of the incredible spirit the city of Boston will rally around after last year, but even more so because I am running with Grant Tremelling and Tara O’Donnell in mind. Raising funds for liver research has been important to me all along but this year I will carry with me the story of my friends Grant and Tara, who are getting married this summer. A chemical engineer and a Jiu Jitsu artist, Grant wakes up every day with the relentless resolve to beat Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD), a genetic disorder that complicates his body’s ability to keep blood sugar stable when he’s not eating. His treatment includes consumption of corn starch dissolved in liquid every 2-4 hours, round the clock. This is a guy who needs that liver research funded so he can someday live without the constant aches and pains caused by the disease and not have to measure and pack 10 bags of cornstarch a day.  The couple have the simple dream of someday being able to sleep through the night without an alarm every 4 hours.

Every mile I run and every dollar I raise will make a difference in the lives of so many!

Together we can make a difference .....  Donating is easy! Just click the "Donate" button to get started.

Thank you very much for your support.


APRIL 1 UPDATE****** For every $10 donation you make, I'm going to put your name in for a chance to win. Donate $100 and you are entered 10 times (Drawing will be before the marathon - 4/21)


2 tickets - Red Sox vs Yankees - Field Box Section 13 Row k  April 24th

3 - 1 Hours Training Session - Compliments of MMA Trainer - Tara O'Donnell (at your own risk - she's tough!! :)  )

$30 - Dicks Sporting Goods;

$25 - Marx Fitness & Running

Massage @ Elements Massage Acton

$35 - Not your Average Joes Restaurant

$40 - Not your Average Joes Restaurant

$25 - iTunes

$25 - Walmart

$25 - BestBuy

$25 - Amazon

$25 - LLBean

$25 - LLBean

$25 - Chili's Restaurant





Special thanks to Corporate Sponsors:

Choice CleanGear, LLC.

Nancy Bender Insurance

Sprigs & Twigs, Inc.



Thank you for supporting the Run for Research 2014 on April 21, 2014!

The Run for Research 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:
Run for Research Team | American Liver Foundation | 88 Winchester Street | Newton | MA | 02461
*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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