Virtual Liver Walk Details
Event Name: Virtual Liver Life Walk Cleveland 2020
Virtual Walk: May 30, 2020
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 Cleveland 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. The 2020 event marks the 20th anniversary of the Liver Life Walk Cleveland!
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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 Cleveland
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 qualify for certain levels of incentive points. Learn more!
Meet our 2020 Cleveland LIVEr Champion, Mike Gaydos
Mike’s journey to Liver Transplantation started on September 9, 2014 after lunch on a regular day at work.
He began to not feel well so EMS had to be called and he was immediately taken to University Hospital in Bedford and diagnosed with internal bleeding for esophageal and stomach varices.
Mike was then life-flighted to UH Main Campus, where he was diagnosed with NASH (non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver). His wife and he, along with a team of doctors at University Hospitals of Cleveland, were able to manage the symptoms until April of 2018 when the disease overtook him.
Virtual Wall of Hope
Stories of real people like you affected by liver disease. Share why you virtually walk, 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...
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...