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American Liver Foundation
67 East Madison Street
Suite 1614
Chicago, IL 60603
312-377-9030 Tel
312-377-9035 Fax

American Liver Foundation
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, New York 10006
212-668-1000 Tel
212-483-8179 Fax

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Great Lakes Division

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.

After many months of training and many miles put on the training shoes, #TeamALF has officially conquered the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

Congratulations to all our runners on their fantastic races yesterday and thank you so much for your support, committment, and dedication over the past several months! We had a blast!

Register Today for the Liver Symposium

On October 25, 2014, the American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division is hosting a free, CME accredited symposium open to healthcare professionals and the general public.

The Liver Symposium will bring together leading experts in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, transplant surgery, and infectious diseases to speak about current liver disease topics. There is no cost associated with participation, but you must be registered to attend. Click here to register and learn more about the program.

This week's ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ story comes from Becky Long

Becky Long, a former ALF Great Lakes Division Board Member found out she had Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) when she was just 27 years old.

"Liver disease comes in many forms and does not discriminate. The ALF in Chicago is tasked with uniting the liver community. One of the things I am most proud of is the dialogue that has been created between patients and medical staff."

Read more of Becky Long's story by clicking here.


ON NOVEMBER 4TH ONLY, a rapid test will be provided by the American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division and results will be available within 20-60 minutes. Click here for more information


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.

Our Core Values

Leadership, integrity, vigilance, excellence and respect guide our work every day. Read more…

Our Core Public Health Education Programs

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.

An Introduction to Clinical Trials

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Gift of Hope

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Patient Advocacy

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.

Illinois-Letter to Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services - 9/15/14


Cap the Co-Pay

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.

Please visit the website – – to learn more about the issue, join the coalition, and urge your Illinois Senator to support SB3395 to cap the co-pay

Join our Events and Programs

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Liver Symposium - Directions

8:00am, October 25th, 2014

Four CME/CE-certified lectures for Healthcare Professionals and three Patient-Focused lectures and a Physician Roundtable Q&A This program is provided free of charge to participants, however you must be registered to attend and space is limited! Continental breakfast will be available at the start of the Symposium.

Free Rapid Hepatitis C Screening For Veterans - Directions

9:00 am, November 4th, 2014

FOR THIS DAY ONLY, a rapid test will be provided by the American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division and results will be available within 20-60 minutes. *Refreshments and other screening tests (including blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol) will be available while waiting*

2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

7:30am, April 25th, 2015

Secure your spot in 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 bib into next year's Chicago Marathon!

Save the date: LLW Arlington Heights - Directions

8am, May 30th, 2015

The Liver Life Walk Arlington Heights will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Lake Arlington Park at 8am!