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Scott Suckow
Executive Director


Lauren Smith
Events Manager


Margaret (Peggy) Beers
Community Outreach and Education Manager


American Liver Foundation
Pacific Coast Division
5230 Carroll Canyon Road, Suite 108
San Diego, CA 92121
619-291-5483 Tel
619-295-7181 Fax


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

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Pacific Coast Division

The Pacific Coast Division runs education programs and fundraising events throughout San Diego County and Imperial Valley. The Division also serves the state of Hawaii. Our goal is to educate more people about liver disease and to serve as a resource for liver health information. Help us spread the word by telling everyone you know about the Pacific Coast Division.

You Have the Power

Donate Life is dedicated to inspiring all people to save and enhance lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. Learn more about organ donation.

Visit Our Honor Wall!

Read the inspiring stories of others that have lived with and fought liver disease here. To share your own experience with the liver community, click here.

Area Resources

Resources in our area include:

  • Educational Materials
  • Educational Programs
  • Support Groups
  • Clinical Trials

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Division News and Updates

Marty: A Transplant Success Story----
Posted on April 20th 2017
“I would not be alive if it weren’t for the efforts of my wife Leslie B. Ringold. Her relentless advocacy is the reason that I am here to tell my story,” Marty Porreca said, adamant that his story lead with this acknowledgement.

Ask the Experts Webinar----
Posted on March 8th 2017
You can watch this recorded presentation on "Nutrition and Liver Disease", with webinar presenter Irine Vodkin, MD, Assistant Professor Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Diego.

2017 LIVEr Champion Emma----
Posted on January 1st 2017
Two years ago, our beautiful daughter Emma was a 9 year-old 4th grader when she was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis. For a year or so before she was diagnosed, she was participating in gymnastics and cheer. She would come home from practices complaining about pain in different parts of her body. Emma’s pediatrician chalked it up to growing pains.

KUSI Segment: ALF 40th & NAFLD----
Posted on August 24th 2016
The American Liver Foundation is celebrating 40 years, and with that, Scott Suckow, Executive Director ALF, and Rohit Loomba, MD, MHSc, Director NADFLD Research Center talks about the research in non-alcoholic liver disease. Learn more as they discuss what this research is discovering and who should be considered. Click here http://www.kusi.com/clip/12683562/liver-disease

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Posted on April 7th 2015
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Join Our Events and Programs

Fundraising events provide us with the essential funding to aid in the research of liver disease. Click on the event links below for more information.

Click on an upcoming event below or view all of our events.

Liver Life Walk San Diego - Directions

8:00 AM, May 13th, 2017

One Step. One Walk. One Future… … a future without liver disease.

Ask the Experts South East San Diego - Directions

8:00 AM, June 10th, 2017

Intended Audience: RNs, PAs, LVNs, LPNs, NPs, PHNs, Pharm Ds, MDs Clinical & Outreach Staff, Counselors, Case Managers, Program Managers, Patients, Caregivers & Interested Parties. 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEs) Provided for Nurses and Addiction Counselors.

Ask the Experts: Liver Wellness Conference - Directions

8:00 AM, September 16th, 2017

Intended Audience: RNs, PAs, LVNs, LPNs, NPs, PHNs, Pharm Ds, MDs Clinical & Outreach Staff, Counselors, Case Managers, Program Managers, Patients, Caregivers & Interested Parties. 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEs) Provided for Nurses and Addiction Counselors.


Can't make it to an event? Make a Difference is a new way to take action in the fight against liver disease. Garage sale, bowling tournament, personal challenge-whatever the fundraising idea, we can provide you with the tools to make it happen. Learn more by clicking here!


Volunteer With Us!

Help those who are affected by liver disease, and make friends at the same time. The Pacific Coast Division and our local liver disease communities rely on your support.

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