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American Liver Foundation
67 East Madison Street
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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.


On February 26th the Great Lakes Division hosted the 12th annual Academic Debates at the Metropolitan Club in the Willis Tower located in downtown Chicago.

Fellows representing the leading Chicago academic medical centers debated the topics of transplantation, hepatitis C and decompensated liver disease. The program brings together young clinicians to present their positions about complex topics to an audience of their peers, mentors and senior liver specialists.

Here are the results!

Transplantation: Northwestern University (winner) vs. Loyola University Medical Center

Hepatitis C: University of Chicago vs. University of Illinois at Chicago (winner)

Decompensated Liver Disease: NorthShore University Health System vs. Rush University (winner)



The Liver Man is always the most popular guest at our Liver Life Walks!

How do you choose to participate?

Attend one of our signature events, advocate with us in Springfield, IL or Lansing, MI, make a donation, host a third-party fundraising event or implement the Love Your Liver educational program in your neighborhood.

Feel free to contact the Great Lakes Division office by sending us an email or by calling the office at 312-377-9030 with any questions or comments.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Join us at one of our Signature Events or attend one of our many educational programs and let's change the face of liver disease together!

Liver Life Challenge

Take the Challenge with Team ALF today to achieve your own fitness goals & create lasting memories while raising funds to create a better future for 30 million Americans affected by liver disease.

Liver Life Walk

The Liver Life Walk is the national fundraising walk of the American Liver Foundation. Register today to join us as we pound the pavement to change the face of liver health!

Flavors of Chicago

Flavors of Chicago is a unique and creative culinary event that showcases premier chefs and restaurants from around the city. Click here for more information.

Advocate for a better future!

Join us for one of our advocacy days in Springfield, IL or Lansing, MI and help us change the face of liver disease! Email us for further details.

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

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 CoPay

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 Copay.


Join our Events and Programs

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University of Chicago Laboratory School Health Fair - Directions

6pm, March 12th, 2015

ALF is participating in the University of Chicago Laboratory School's educational health fair!

Liver Health Program - Directions

5:45 PM, March 25th, 2015

Live presentation about liver health, wellness, and viral hepatitis.

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

8:00am, 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 - Directions

8:00am, June 13th, 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 21st, 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.

Liver Life Walk Michigan - Directions

8:00am, September 26th, 2015

The Liver Life Walk Michigan will take place on Saturday,September 26, 2015 at Kollen Park in Holland at 8am!

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

7:30am, October 11th, 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!