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 Cleveland 2020

Event Date: May 17, 2020

Route: 1 mile course through the zoo grounds

Location: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (Palava Hut)
3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109

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

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Liver Life Walk Cleveland 2020

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 20th anniversary of the Liver Life Walk Cleveland! The event includes a 1-mile walk through the zoo grounds, 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 Palava Hut. Registration opens at 7:30am and closes promptly at 9:00am as the walk welcome program begins. The registration fee will increase to $25 on the day of the event. Zoo members do not need an event wristband for entry and are encouraged to use their membership pass.


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 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 raise $250+. The fundraising deadline to qualify for national prizes is June 17, 2020. 

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 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

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...