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American Liver Foundation
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New York, New York 10006
Welcome to the August 2013 edition of the Liver Lowdown. Click on the links below and check out our featured stories for the month!
FEATURE & VIDEOS: 2014 DISNEY MARATHON
You're invited to Florida from January 8 - 12 to join us at the 2014 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend as a member of the American Liver Foundation’s Liver Life Challenge team. It’s our fourth year as an official Marathon Weekend charity.
Q&A: UNDERSTANDING PEDIATRIC LIVER DISEASE
About 15,000 hospitalizations occur each year for pediatric liver disease in the U.S. Here we explain how two liver diseases in particular, biliary atresia and hepatitis, affects young patients.
INTERVIEW: Kristen Hanks, Mother of a Pediatric Liver Patient
Cooper, a Miracle Baby, Inspires Faith Even Among Strangers
Cooper Hanks was born to Kristen and Josh on April 14, 2010. Everything seemed normal until his parents were told there was something seriously wrong with his liver. So serious, Cooper would eventually need a liver transplant to save his life. Through it all, this tiny baby inspired faith among family and friends—and even strangers who prayed for him.
IN THE FIELD
SHOW YOU CARE ABOUT THE FIGHT AGAINST LIVER DISEASE…Sign Up for These Upcoming Events!
There’s no better way for you to show you care about the urgent need to prevent, treat and cure liver disease than by participating in our signature programs. Mark your calendar, because you’re invited to walk, run and even eat (how difficult could that be?), all for our life-saving cause.
A CALL TO ACTION
Your Corporate Partnership Can Save Lives
As a corporate partner, you have a variety of ways in which you can support our cause, and help to bring closer the day when liver disease is no longer the debilitating and life-threatening disease that it is.
5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT… LIFE AFTER DIAGNOSIS
If you learn you have liver disease, feel overwhelmed and have a lot of questions, then the American Liver Foundation is here to help you by offering 5 things you should know about life after diagnosis.
SO, WHAT HEALTHY FOODS SHOULD YOU EAT?
If you eat a healthy diet, your liver “tells” you that you’re doing a great job. You get the message because your liver is able to function properly and, provided your overall health is good, you feel in great physical shape.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE! SUPPORT FOR CHRONIC ILLNESS
At this difficult time, we want you to know you’re not alone: The American Liver Foundation offers, or can refer you to, a wide range of support services and resources.