Virtual Liver Life Walk Fall 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 Virtual Liver Life Walk unites walkers from across the country to celebrate, honor and remember our loved ones affected by liver disease. This multi-week, at-home experience includes guided self-care practices, family friendly wellness activities, engaging fundraising challenges, inspiring video messaging and culminates with a live streaming event on Saturday, October 24.
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
P.O. Box 299
West Orange, NJ 07052
Walkers who raise $100 or more will receive the National Walk shirt to commemorate their participation. Additional fundraising prizes are offered to walkers who earn 2,500+ points.
Meet our 2020 National LIVEr Life Walk Champion
In 2013, when Philip was only a few weeks old, he was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia (BA).
After undergoing surgery when he was eight weeks old, Philip spent the next two years in and out of the hospital, facing multiple complications. It was determined that Philip should be listed for a liver transplant, and his family began to look into a living liver donation. Luckily, Philip’s dad, Dan, was a match! Both Philip and his dad were wheeled into the operating room on May 10, 2016 – a day that changed their lives. Now Philip is a typical six-year-old boy who loves cars and playing with his brother. If Philip’s parents didn’t share his story, others would not be aware of the hardships he’s had to endure at such a young age.
Virtual Wall of Hope
Stories of real people like you affected by liver disease. Share why you virtually walk or volunteer, submit your story today.
Our son was born with a rare liver disease called biliary atresia. He had blocked bile ducts and no gall bladder causing bile to flow into his liver. His liver was very damaged because of this. At 4 weeks old, Lorenzo had the Kasai procedure done, in which the...
My daughter Juniper was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia at 10 weeks old. Soon after surgery to treat her BA, it was determined she’d need a liver transplant. On March 6th, 2020 Juniper received the gift of a healthy new liver from an altruistic living donor. Since her...
I've known for five years that I have a fatty liver and a lot of visceral fat. "Oh", I thought, "Fatty liver, visceral fat...fatty me." My GI told me to lose weight, exercise, avoid alcohol, and to watch my carbs. This is what every doctor has told me forever. ...
I received a liver transplant on January 3, 2020. What a beautiful journey it has been in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic this year. You see, life waits for nothing or no one. When our bodies require care or a new organ, it can strike at anytime. It is our attitude,...
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...