EVENT DATE: June 13, 2019
REGISTRATION BEGINS: 8:30 AM
WALK BEGINS: 9:30 AM
WALK ENDS: 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Route 66 Park
It is time to unleash your creative side! The American Liver Foundation is looking to you to design the 2017 Liver Life Walk T-shirt. The winner of the design contest will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and recognition as the 2017 Liver Life Walk T-shirt designer on social media, the Liver Life Walk website and in email. Click here for more details.
START FUNDRAISING TODAY
Fundraising is the most important part of your participation in Liver Life Walk. To help make it easier we provide all of our walkers with sample emails, a personal fundraising page and staff to provide guidance and fundraising support. Online fundraising is available OR you can mail donations to:
American Liver Foundation
Attn: Liver Life Walk Oklahoma
1110 Highlands Plaza Dr E #100
St. Louis, MO 63110
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+. Click here for more details.
Meet Allan and Amanda Patterson Our Oklahoma City Liver Life Walk Chairs
Our journey started in March 2016. That’s when the patriarch of our family and my father, Christopher Gipson, started showing signs of liver disease. We were on our way to Disney World to celebrate my parents wedding anniversary when the trip was nearly derailed my dad falling ill. With a mix of ignorance and stubbornness, he powered through the vacation and we made memories to last a lifetime.
When we came back from vacation expecting dad to make a full recovery is when the words “liver disease” became a steady part of my vocabulary. Just over a year later and after many doctors’ appointments filled with hope along with a few very scary episodes, dad passed away on May 17th, 2017. It’s shocking to write that sentence. Even more so when I think about how it all happened so fast and with no warning whatsoever. How could someone so young and so full of life be gone just like that.
Suddenly, liver disease was no longer an unfamiliar concept and I began reading story after story of people just like my daddy. Somewhere in the blur that’s been the last year, I joined the Liver Life Walk in Kansas City, MO. It was cathartic to be around people who have been through the same struggles with some who lost loved ones along the way. As people, we need a sense of belonging. We need to be surrounded by a community of people who we can celebrate victories with and find comfort in defeat. And that’s just what I’ve found with The Liver Life Walk. It’s such an honor to be able to share that with the people of Oklahoma City. I hope to hear your story and walk alongside you this September.