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Welcome to My Run for Research Page

Support Brittany!
My Progress
177 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $5,000.00
Achieved: $8,845.00
Fundraising Honor Roll



Hi Everyone!


Let me start by thanking all of you in advance for your help and continuous support! As most of you know I am starting to train for my FIRST marathon, THE BOSTON MARATHON nonetheless and I am thrilled!!! Being a part of the Run For Research team is such a honor, not only because of what they represent and are fighting for, but because of my grandfather. My grandfather, Ray McDonnell, contracted Hep C from a bad blood transfusion after being shot in Vietnamn, he battled that disease for over 40 years, but unfortunately he passed away two years ago. Although he is no longer with me, his spirit and passion to fight in a world free of liver disease continues with every step I take during my training and every dollar donated to this fantastic orginzation. 



Not only do I get to run in memory of my gramps,I was also paired up in the Patient-Match program and have the honor to run in honor of a wonderful little girl, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth is 6 years old and was born with a rare liver disease that effects 1 in 10,000 babies, called Biliary Atersia. As of now she doesn't need a new liver, which is both remarkable and inspirational! Elizabeth makes getting up on those cold winter mornings worth it!!!

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. Below is more information on the ALF, thanks so much for your support, generosity and the screaming I know I'll hear along the route race day! 

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.

By helping me, you are helping 30 million Americans who battle this disease everyday!

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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