The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is set to host hundreds Greater New York’s most kindhearted residents for its annual Liver Life Walk Long Island which will taking place at East Meadow’s Eisenhower Park at Field 5 on Sunday, April 26. Walk registration begins at 9 a.m. with the actual 5K/3-mile walk starting at 10 a.m. Participants are stepping up in support of local residents and families currently affected by liver disease. Dr. Bob Lee of WBLS radio is set to emcee the walk. This year’s walk includes and inspiring group of patients, liver donors and recipients, along with family members and friends who have become active advocates for liver patients throughout Greater New York and beyond. One of those patients is Alexandra Busby who was diagnosed with rare pediatric liver disease Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC), at the age of 2. Small but mighty, she’s currently in a clinical trial fighting her disease.
The American Liver Foundation’s 5K Liver Life Walk Long Island Set to Raise $120K towards debilitating liver diseases. The Liver Life Walk is held annually across the US, including Long Island. AbbVie is the National Presenting Sponsor of Liver Life Walk. It is open to the general public and participants are recruited through school groups, corporations and the medical community. Both individuals and teams are encouraged to attend. Food, fun and music will be part of this family-oriented day. The band CRISIS will be performing throughout the morning. This fundraising walk promises to be fun for all ages.
Proceeds of Liver Life Walk Long Island 2015 will be utilized to support education and outreach into underserved communities, as well as the education of high school students on the prevention and treatment of liver disease and to fund research in academic medical centers in Greater New York. For more information, visit www.LiverFoundation.org/WalkLongIsland.