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Welcome to Libby's Run for Research Page

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My Progress
96 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $6,000.00
Achieved: $5,756.40
Fundraising Honor Roll

On April 21, 2014, I will be taking on one of the biggest athletic challenges of my life as I run The Boston Marathon.  I am thrilled, honored, and a bit terrified at such an awesome opportunity.  My decision to run this year, of all years, is based on two very important factors: my family and The Boston Marathon itself.

 My father has been fighting a liver infection since January of last year.  He spent a little less than 2 weeks in the hospital as the doctors tried to figure out what was causing the infection.  It is months later and there are still no definitive answers.  I am forever grateful that his health has improved but still on edge as he has yet to fully recover.

My family and I have been spectators at many consecutive Boston Marathons to cheer for my sister and other’s running.  We missed last year as we were preparing for her wedding.  My family and I were always at the end to support her as she crossed the finish line.  I am one of her biggest fans.  I am also a true fan of any and all people who work so hard to complete a goal.  I am a supporter of all athletes who run with their heart on their sleeve and leave it all on the course.  Every year I watched, was another year of inspiration…

We were watching The Marathon coverage from home in 2013.  We were watching people finish.  We were watching the personal stories people share with the different news stations.  We were watching when everything changed… That was a tough day for all of us.

The next morning I woke up with the resolve to run in 2014.  I have never been inclined to run a marathon but my decision to run is about more than me.  It’s about healing as a race, as athletes, as Bostonians, and overall, as people. 

Please support me and The American Liver Foundation in the Liver Life Challenge as I run The 2014 Boston Marathon.  

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-threatening damage.

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 easy! Just click the "Donate" button to get started.


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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