Virtual Liver Life Walk Details
Event Name: VIRTUAL LIVER LIFE WALK CHICAGO 2020
Virtual Walk: May 30, 2020
Great Lakes Stream: May 30th, 2020 at 10:00 AM CST on division Facebook Page: facebook.com/alfgreatlakes
While our Liver Life Walk experience may look different this year, our mission remains the same. The virtual walk is an eight-week virtual experience including guided mindfulness exercises, family friendly wellness activities and inspiring video messaging, culminating on May 30 to bring together the ALF community in a safe and healthy environment. Visit the Virtual Experience page for more details.
Virtual Liver Life Walk Chicago 2020
While our Liver Life Walk experience may look different this year, our mission does not. Your 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.
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START FUNDRAISING TODAY
Fundraising is key to your participation in the Virtual Liver Life Walk. To make it easier, we provide all walkers with sample emails, a customizable personal fundraising page and staff to provide guidance, coaching and support. Online fundraising is available OR you may mail donations to:
American Liver Foundation
Attn: Liver Life Walk Chicago
332 S. Michigan Avenue, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Walkers who raise $100 or more will receive the National Walk Shirt to commemorate the day. Additional fundraising prizes are offered to walkers who raise $250+.
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.
Virtual Wall of Hope
Stories of real people like you affected by liver disease. Share why you virtually walk or volunteer, submit your story today.
In 2010, Manny was only two and a half months old when he was diagnosed with biliary atresia (BA). Very soon after he was diagnosed, he had his first surgery called the Kasai procedure. His first years of life were tough as he was frequently having to get flown to the...
Brodi and Traci
The Tigues’ world came crashing to a halt in September of 2015, when their four-month old son, Brodie, was diagnosed with a rare liver disease – Biliary Atresia. His only option for survival – a liver transplant. After a whirlwind of events, Brodie’s mom, Traci, was...
Annistyn Kate was born on October 1, 2012, and shortly after was diagnosed with a rare liver disease called Biliary Atresia (BA). At 2 months old, Annistyn Kate’s mom, Meghan, was told that her daughter needed a major operation called a Kasai procedure, which would be...
Chaise was born on November 19, 2009 with a rare liver disease called biliary atresia, a disease of the bile ducts that prevents the flow of bile from the liver. At 8.5 weeks old, he underwent his first major surgery. The surgery was not successful, and he was then...