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Welcome to Mike McGeehan's - 2014 Boston Marathon Run for Research


Support Michael!
My Progress
110 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $10,000.00
Achieved: $10,968.00
Fundraising Honor Roll

 

Friends and Family,

 

With only three weeks left until Marathon day, I am reminded of how lucky I am.  So many of you have donated to my run and the Run for Research. My heartfelt thank you! 

 

My training took a giant step yesterday. I completed a 21 mile run on the actual course with the Liver Foundation Team and many other charity runners. The run was great for course familiarity, my training, and reminding me about the charity aspect of the run and the great volunteers and runners I am partnered with!  Please help me get to my fundraising finish line also!

 

A world free of liver disease and a healthier 2014 is why I am participating in the Liver Life Challenge! The Liver Life Challenge is a training program that helps people like me train for the Boston marathon while supporting the mission of the American Liver Foundation.

 

Every step I take and every dollar I raise will make a difference 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.

 

On a personal level, Brian Burke and I are in the Patient–Runner Program together. Liver disease patients are paired up with runners and we get to understand more about the personal impact of liver disease.  At age 24, after 12 years of battling colitis, Brian was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). PSC is a rare liver disease and has no cure. He lost over 100 pounds during this period and made the difficult decision to put his name on the list for a liver transplant. The liver is a unique organ because doctors can replace an unhealthy liver in one person by transplanting only a portion of the liver from a healthy person. In Brian’s case, his brother-in-law was a match and in  August 2001, surgeons transplanted 60% of his brother-in-law’s liver into Brian. Brian is celebrating his 13th transplant anniversary this year and his brother in law lives a normal life with no complications. I had the pleasure of meeting Brian and his family at a Providence Bruins game recently. He has a wonderful family and his story has put my training and fundraising into perspective.

 

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 on my  Run for Research - Personal Page link below.

 

Thank you for your support and generousity.  - Mike

 

mmcgeehan@ebiconsulting.com

 

203-994-3242

 

 

 

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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