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American Liver Foundation
67 East Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60603
American Liver Foundation
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, New York 10006
The American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division works continually to fulfill our mission to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. The Great Lakes Division is proud to serve the patients, families, and medical professionals of Illinois and Michigan.
Have a fantastic training and race day experience with us and our official Marathon Training Partners, Chicago Endurance Sports and Fleet Feet Sports! Make a difference in the lives of more than 30 million Americans affected by Liver Disease!
Diana is a huge supporter of the American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division. Diana lost her husband to a complication from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH a few years ago. Every June, Diana leads her walk team, Johnny's Angel's, in the Liver Life Walk. Her team is consistently one of our highest grossing fundraising teams!
"I know he wants other people to be tested for liver disease and to treat it. Yes, it was extremely hard to go to the doctor and to be told such news, but in many cases the outcome isn’t always death. Liver disease can be treatable, and you can live a long and healthy life."
Read more of Diana Almazan's story by clicking here.
Share your story and/or donate to help us erase the liver disease stigma! Click here to make a difference in the lives of more than 30 million Americans affected by liver disease.
Leadership, integrity, vigilance, excellence and respect guide our work every day. Read more…
Click here to learn more about our local educational programs, and find out how your workplace, community organization or local school can host one of these programs.
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Rebuttal letter from the ALF GLD Medical Advisory Committee to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services regarding Hepatitis C treatment criteria for Medicaid recipients.
The American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division is part of a growing group of organizations joined to combat the skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs insurance companies place on lifesaving medications for people with chronic diseases. The Illinois Coalition for Access to Affordable Medication is on a mission to pass Illinois Senate Bill 3395 that would limit out-of-pocket costs for drugs – making vital medications affordable for those who need them.
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February 26th, 2015
The 2015 Academic Debates is a competitive, CME accredited educational program, offering three continued credit hours to medical professionals.
May 23rd, 2015
Not up for a marathon? Join the Liver Life Challenge team for the Fleet Feet Solider Field 10 on Saturday, May 23, 2015!
8am, May 30th, 2015
The Liver Life Walk Arlington Heights will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Lake Arlington Park at 8am!
June 0th, 2015
The Liver Life Walk keeps the mission of the American Liver Foundation moving forward both literally and figuratively. Money raised by Liver Life Walk participants provides critical funding for medical research, public education, patient support services, and advocacy. Date: June 2015 Place: Montrose Harbor
September 0th, 2015
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional fundraising gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside.
7:30am, October 0th, 2015
Run the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with Team ALF! Once our Team ALF Bank of America Chicago Marathon charity bibs are gone....they are gone. Don't lose your opportunity to get a guaranteed entry by way of ALF charity entry into next year's Chicago Marathon!