Liver Life Walk allows people affected by liver disease the opportunity to come together and support each other in a festive and inspiring environment.


Funds raised by Liver Life Walk allow the American Liver Foundation to help improve the lives of people with liver disease through: advocacy, education, support services and research. Every gift makes a difference.


To date, the American Liver Foundation has provided nearly $27 million in support to more than 870 researchers.

Walk Details

Event Name: Liver Life Walk
Greater Cincinnati 2020

Event Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Route: 1 mile paved course

Location: Sawyer Point Park (Purple People Bridge tunnels)
705 E Pete Rose Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Registration Fee: $20 (18+, 17 & Under are complimentary); Registration fee increases to $25 at the event

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Liver Life Walk Greater Cincinnati 2020

Our event has been RESCHEDULED for the fall due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Your health and safety are our top concern, and we look forward to gathering together for a day of celebration in September. Please note that the time of day our walk will be taking place has changed, and this will be a late afternoon/early evening event this year. 

Join us as we change the face of liver disease. 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. The 2020 event marks the 11th anniversary of the Liver Life Walk Greater Cincinnati! The event includes a 1-mile walk through the park, a raffle, live entertainment, light refreshments, and family-friendly activities. A $20 registration fee applies for adult walkers and is a donation to the ALF and counts towards your fundraising total. The event is rain or shine, and most activities are covered in the tunnels of the Purple People Bridge. Registration opens at 4:30pm and closes promptly at 6:00pm as the walk welcome program begins. The registration fee will increase to $25 on the day of the event.


Fundraising is key to your participation in 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 Greater Cincinnati
6133 Rockside Road, Suite 301
Independence, OH 44131

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+. If your team raises $1,500 by September 4th, you will receive one custom walk route sign. If your team raises $2,500 by September 4th, you will receive a custom printed team banner. If your team raises $3,500 by September 4th, you will receive a private team tent with custom signage, seating and a table at the event.

Meet our 2020 Cincinnati LIVEr Life Walk Champion, Donald Melillo

In February 2012, Don heard the three words that nobody ever wants to hear… “You have cancer.”
He was diagnosed with liver cancer and was told that the only treatment option was a liver transplant. He went through every range of emotion, sadness, anger, and confusion. As the days passed, Don became sicker and spent his time extremely disoriented as he waited for the phone call that would save his life.

On October 12, 2012, Don received that life-saving call; there was a liver waiting for him. This was crucial because they didn’t think he would make it much longer. It was a relief to receive this phone call, yet also terrifying. After many hours, his doctor told his family that the surgery was complete. He stated that Don was in ICU and it was going to be a long road to recovery.

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Stories of real people like you affected by liver disease. Share why you walk or volunteer, submit your story today.


Three months after I graduated from high school I became very ill. After 3 different hospitals and being sent home with IV fluids, I ended up in the ER with complete liver failure and put in ICU on life support. The liver doctors tested me for “Wilson’s Disease” which...

Judy Rechtin

Judy Rechtin

My story is one of my new life and success. Over a number of years, I developed a severe liver disease. By the summer of 2017, I became severely ill and spent a couple of months in and out of the hospital at the University of Cincinnati.  I began the process of being...



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

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

Annistyn Kate

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...