Liver Life Walk features a festival-type atmosphere including activities for kids, food, entertainment and information about the American Liver Foundation.
The start and finish of the LLW Rhode Island is the Carousel Performing Arts Building. The walk is a little more than 2 miles total. For your convenience, we have a Water Stop at the half-way point.
We recognize a lot of our walkers are people with liver disease so we encourage you to go as far as you are comfortable and turn back when you feel ready. Additionally, some people choose to skip the walk and sit with us at the Start/Finish area. That’s fine too!
Free Hepatitis C Testing
Did you know that many people with chronic Hepatitis C do not know they are infected? People with chronic Hepatitis C can live for decades without symptoms or feeling sick. Getting tested can help people learn if they are infected and get them into lifesaving care and treatment.
The American Liver Foundation New England Division, in conjunction with AIDS Care Ocean State, is excited to offer free Hepatitis C testing at our Liver Life Walk Rhode Island. While at the walk, please stop by the testing station: you can try your hand at some liver educational games and get tested to see if you have ever been exposed to the Hepatitis C virus. If anyone has been exposed, follow-up care will be available through local medical partners.
Get tested. Get treated. Get cured.
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Frequently Asked Questions
There is a $25 registration fee for all walkers 18 years and older. Children, 17 years and younger, do not have to pay a fee to participate. Please note that the day-of registration fee is $30.
Yes, all walkers must register to participate for Liver Life Walk.
Yes. While it is recommended that you pre-register for Liver Life Walk, we do offer registration the day of the walk.
No, but it is strongly encouraged that everyone raise a minimum of $100. All walkers who individually raise $100 will earn an official Liver Life Walk T-shirt. Walkers who raise $250+ qualify for additional prizes. Click here for more information.
American Liver Foundation. Also remember to include your name in the memo section of each check as this will ensure donations are credited to the correct participant.