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

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39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, New York 10006
212-668-1000 Tel
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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.


The fun is never over with Team ALF! Secure your spot in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with one of our charity bibs!

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!


Email Event Manager, Emily Jensen, at ejensen@liverfoundation.org for more details!


This week's ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ story comes from Liz Weil

Liz Weil and her husband/board member, Daniel Weil, are huge supporters of the American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division. Liz lives with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) on a daily basis but is able to lead a full and productive life! PBC led the Weil family to a very special blessing.

"When Danny and I came home, we wanted to be proactive and to learn as much as we can, so we called the American Liver Foundation, Illinois Chapter. They helped to provide much-needed support and we have been involved with them ever since."

Read more of Liz Weil's story by clicking here.


FREE RAPID HEPATITIS C SCREENING FOR VETERANS

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


#GivingTuesday

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

You may have heard the term clinical trial and have questions about what a clinical trial is and how it works. More

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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

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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 – www.capthecopay.org – to learn more about the issue, join the coalition, and urge your Illinois Senator to support SB3395 to cap the co-pay


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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!