What is Liver Life Walk?
The Liver Life Walk® is the national fundraising walk of the American Liver Foundation®. Join more than 10,000 people from coast-to-coast to change the face of liver health! Your fundraising and participation will bring awareness to liver disease and provide financial support for our educational programs and patient services offered to the millions of Americans battling one of the 100 known liver diseases.
The American Liver Foundation’s greatest focus is the health and wellbeing of liver patients and those who care for them. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in compliance with the CDC and government guidelines, we made the decision to suspend all ALF in-person gatherings in 2020. The Virtual Liver Life Walk will unite walkers from across the country to celebrate, honor and remember our loved ones affected by liver disease. This multi-week, at-home experience includes guided self-care practices, family friendly wellness activities, engaging fundraising challenges, inspiring video messaging and culminates with a live streaming event on Saturday, October 24. Sign up today!
Meet our 2020 National LIVEr Life Walk Champion
In 2013, when Philip was only a few weeks old, he was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia (BA).
After undergoing surgery when he was eight weeks old, Philip spent the next two years in and out of the hospital, facing multiple complications. It was determined that Philip should be listed for a liver transplant, and his family began to look into a living liver donation. Luckily, Philip’s dad, Dan, was a match! Both Philip and his dad were wheeled into the operating room on May 10, 2016 – a day that changed their lives. Now Philip is a typical six-year-old boy who loves cars and playing with his brother. If Philip’s parents didn’t share his story, others would not be aware of the hardships he’s had to endure at such a young age.