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Welcome to My Run for Research Page

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My Progress
116 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $5,400.00
Achieved: $6,247.20
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Mary Ann Marinaccio


June 23, 1939 - June 4, 1994 


My older daughter, Breana, and I are running the Boston Marathon with The American Liver Foundation on April 21, 2014. This charity is very close to my heart because my mother died from liver cancer.  In 1970, after delivering me, she was rushed into surgery for an emergency hysterectomy.  Needless to say she lost a tremendous amount of blood and needed a blood transfusion.  Unfortunately, the blood she received was contaminated with Hep C.   She lived with the disease for 23 years until the fall of 1994 when she was diagnosed with liver cancer.  Eight short months later, she passed away at the young age of 54.  Not only did I lose my mother, the world lost a beautiful person.   My life has never and will never be the same and there is not a day that my soul doesn't ache for her.   She has been by my side and guided me over the past 19 years and I have no doubt she will be my side for 26.2 miles in April.


I am asking you to please support me on my journey and help us find a cure so that no daughter has to live without their "mommy"!  I have pledged to raise $5400 to represent the age she passed away.   No donation is too small.     I was 5 and my mom was 37 in the picture posted on the page:)

Much Love,




A world free of liver disease! That is why I am participating in the Liver Life Challenge. 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-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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