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Newton, MA 02461

Phone: 617.527.5600
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Run for Research 2014 Boston Marathon® Team Accepts Applications

Applications for the Run for Research 2014 Boston Marathon® team opened on September 9, 2013.

Applications for the Run for Research 2014 Boston Marathon® team opened on September 9, 2013. With 215 charity numbers and over 85 deferred runners from the 2013 team coming back, the 2014 team will be our biggest yet! Events in the Run for Research program include our New Runner Orientation, team meetings, Saturday team training runs, 16 Miler Love Your Liver on-course run, 21 Miler on-course run, fundraising workshops, out-of-town runner lunch/dinner, Brunch, and Marathon Day events.

The American Liver Foundation's Run for Research® program is the oldest and one of the largest marathon teams in the Boston Athletic Association's official charity program. For over two decades we have helped thousands of runners compete in the historic Boston Marathon while raising funds for the fight against liver disease

The mission of the American Liver Foundation is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

For more information about the American Liver Foundation, visit liverfoundation.org/chapters/newengland or call (617) 527-5600.

About the American Liver Foundation:

Although liver disease is among the ten major causes of death in the United States, there was no national voluntary health agency devoted exclusively to combating liver diseases until 1976, when the ALF was formed by a consortium of doctors from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD).

Since 1979, the Research Awards Program has provided more than $20.1 million for research. More than 650 qualified scientists and physicians have pursued careers in liver disease research and treatment as a result of receiving ALF and AASLD grants early in their careers.

In addition to funding research, the ALF promotes education and detection efforts through:

  • Preventative screenings
  • Vital vaccinations education
  • Community events
  • Educational seminars
  • Toll-free information line 1-800-GO-LIVER
  • Online information

As the organization has continued to grow emphasis has been placed on taking a leading role in advocating on behalf of the millions of Americans living with liver disease at the state and federal levels.

Activities in this area include taking part in legislative hearings, lobbying and helping legislators developing legislation to improve liver health.

No matter how you become involved, your participation will have an impact on those living with liver disease and their families. Make the commitment to help in your own way today!

Page updated: October 24th, 2013