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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.

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!

Click here to join Team ALF today and get your name on the waiting list for a charity bib!

Read this week's #GIVINGTUESDAY story!

Please join the ALF Great Lakes Division in our efforts to reduce the liver disease stigma. Consider making a $5 donation to our campaign by clicking here and visit our Facebook page to learn about other ways that you can get involved!

This week's #GivingTuesday story comes from Don Mason. Don lost his brother-in-law to liver disease in 2013. Since then, Don has been an active volunteer and participant for the American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division events!

"The volunteering experiences with ALF have been very personally rewarding and I have learned quite a bit about liver disease, treating it, and trying to prevent it. I look forward to several volunteering opportunities with ALF in 2015, including running in my very first marathon on behalf of ALF." Click here to read Don's story.

Read all eleven #GivingTuesday stories that we have highlighted this #GivingTuesday season 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.

Our Core Values

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

We invite you to join us for our 1st webinar of 2015! "Making Sense of PBC: A Doctor and Patient Explain" will take place on Thursday 1/15, 12-1pm ET.

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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

Are you a Registered Organ Donor?

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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Academic Debates - Directions

5:30pm, February 26th, 2015

The 2015 Academic Debates is a competitive, CME accredited educational program, offering three continued credit hours to medical professionals.

Fleet Feet Solider Field 10k

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!

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!

Liver Life Walk Chicago

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

Flavors of Chicago

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.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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!