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American Liver Foundation - "Liver Life Walk"

Posted Sep 20 2009 2:13pm
30 million Americans are affected by liver disease. In factliver disease is now estimated to affect more people than those living with diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2 and all cancers combined.


"As you may knowmy boyfriendPaullost his father to liver cancer in April. Lester Wilson was a wonderful man who touched the lives of manyand Paul and his cousins have organized a team to walk in the American Liver Foundation's Liver Life Walk in Los Angeles on September 262009. I'll be walking with them and am writing to ask for your support. I know that times are tough and I can certainly understand that many people can't afford to give right now. But if you can afford even a littleevery little bit counts." - Sara W.



Event Schedule: Registration: 7:00-8:45 a.m. Start Time: 8:45 a.m.
Date: SaturdaySeptember 262009
Location: Ocean View ParkSanta Monica
Sponsor Online: Click Here


Event Contact: Jessica Goltermann
Event Contact Email: jgoltermann@liverfoundation.org
Event Contact Phone: 310-670-4624
Walk Chair: Michael HausknostSVPCity National Bank

Last year's walk was a great success--together we raised much needed funds to support life-saving researchsupport services and education. This yearwith your helpwe can reach our goal of raising $125,000 to support patients and their families!

The Liver LIFE Walk is a 3-mile pledged fundraising walk event that promotes liver awareness while raising funds for critically needed liver disease researcheducation and advocacy. Enjoy entertainmentfood and refreshments. The Liver LIFE Walks are family and pet friendly and begin at 9:00 a.m.

The Liver LIFE Walks offer an important opportunity for those of whose lives have been touched to promote liver disease awareness. The future is up to each of us. Promoting awareness means we are in the public spotlight. Each of us that promotes liver disease awareness helps dispel the myths that exist about liver disease. It helps educate othersencourages those who may feel ashamed to join with us and be a partnerand lastlyreaches out to those who may not know about the ALF and engages them to be advocates for the future.

With 30 million Americans affected by liver diseaseit is imperative that liver disease goes public. 30 Million Americans. We cannot hope and we cannot wait.

In Los Angelesone out of ten people is affected by a liver disease...with nearly 10 million people in Los Angeles ...there are close to one million patients coping with biliary atresiafatty liverhepatitis ABor C and other liver related diseases.

"Today humankind has the potential to turn this planet into a paradise and live in beautyjust as it has the potential to destory itselfthe Earth and all living things. At stake in this game is our own individual existenceand the existence of humankind as a whole." - - On the Warriors Path by Daniele Bolelli


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