Monday, February 21, 2011

May 19th walk and 5k run for American Liver Foundation

On May 19th, we will participate in the Liver Life Walk to raise funds for the work of the American Liver Foundation – the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to liver health and disease prevention. I hope you will join me on team Liver Life Walk - Provo Style. Beyond raising money for a worthy cause, the Liver Life Walk is a fun event for the whole family!
Liver disease is often unknown or misunderstood. Here are some compelling statistics:
1 out of every 10 Americans is affected by about 100 types of liver disease.
That is 30 million people — the number of people in the United States living with diabetes and cancer combined, and the same number of people who live in America’s 15 largest cities.
60% of the 26,000 people who die each year from cirrhosis have no history of alcohol abuse.
Nearly 17,000 people are on the waiting list for a liver transplant.
The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is dedicated to a future where there are effective treatments, cures, and no one dies waiting for a liver transplant. The ALF mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.
Participating in the Liver Life Walk is an opportunity to do something good in the community, work toward a future free from liver disease, and support the 30 million Americans affected. Start today
Join our Liver Life Walk team,
Make a personal contribution to this worthwhile cause, and
Raise funds for research, education and advocacy.
You can register at www.liverfoundation.org/walk and follow the prompts to register for the walk on Team Liver Life Walk - Provo Style. When you register, you will receive valuable fundraising tools and information from the American Liver Foundation, in addition to your own personal fundraising Web site.
Liver Life Walk & Twilight 5K Denver 2011 on May 19, 2011!
If you are unable to participate but would like to support my efforts with a contribution, you can donate online at http://go.liverfoundation.org/site/TR/LiverLifeWalk2011/LiverLifeWalk?px=1690174&pg=personal&fr_id=2570 .
With your help, we will fund important work and raise awareness of these diseases that afflict millions of people. If you have questions about the Liver Life Walk or the work of the American Liver Foundation, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you in advance for your support!
Sincerely,
The Lai Family
Team Liver Life Walk - Provo Style

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