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Current Initiatives and Updates

American Liver Foundation provides current news and information on a variety of liver related topics helping patients, friends and families affected by liver disease.

American Liver Foundation Announces Recipients of 2023 Liver Research Awards

Research topics include fatty liver disease, rare and pediatric liver disease, liver cancer, cirrhosis and more
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DIY Fundraising Your Way

Whether you are celebrating a birthday or a transplant anniversary, or you decide to host a bake sale or honor a loved one, our DIY Fundraising–making a difference your way program has all the tools and resources you need to make a difference in the fight against liver disease.
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ALF Honors Professor Jeffrey V Lazarus, PhD with the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award

Dr. Lazarus honored for his extensive contributions to viral hepatitis, steatotic liver disease and global health.
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Find a Clinical Trial

Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. Speak with your doctor about the ongoing progress and results of these trials to get the most up-to-date information on new treatments. Participating in a clinical trial is a great way to contribute to curing, preventing, and treating liver disease and its complications. Start your search here to find clinical trials that need people like you.

Interested in learning more about clinical trials?

Clinical trials are research studies aimed at evaluating medical, surgical, or behavioral interventions. They are a primary way for researchers to learn more about the safety and effectiveness of investigational treatments. Check out our featured clinical trials for NAFLD (Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) and Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency by clicking below.

Upcoming Programs & Events

American Liver Foundation offers a wide variety of free patient programs online and in-person in addition to events to raise awareness and funds to support our mission.

Signature Programs

Think Liver Think Life

Think Liver Think Life™ is a national public health campaign which aims to ensure every American understands their risk for liver disease, receives the appropriate screening and care coordination and feels well-informed and supported throughout their liver journey.
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Irwin M. Arias Symposium

This one-day virtual or in-person program brings together hundreds of leading biomedical scientists and physicians from across the globe and is designed to bridge the remarkable advances in basic biology and engineering with the understanding of liver diseases and their treatment.
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Liver Cancer Conference

This virtual education program is created especially for liver cancer patients and their family members/caregivers. It offers presentations, workshops and opportunities for engagement with leading medical experts, researchers and others knowledgeable about issues relevant to those dealing with liver cancer.
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Signature Events

Liver Life Walk

Liver Life Walk is a signature event of the American Liver Foundation (ALF). It allows people affected by liver disease to come together to raise awareness and funds. It also gives them the opportunity to support each other in a festive and inspiring environment.
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Liver Life Challenge

The Liver Life Challenge is the American Liver Foundation’s official endurance program, where dedicated athletes across the country use their passion and commitment to go the extra mile for the liver community.
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FLAVORS, a national culinary event, goes beyond any traditional gala experience by providing guests with the unique opportunity to have a local top chef prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The evening showcases the signature dishes of our culinary experts and takes you beyond the usual restaurant fare.
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Our Impact

From keeping patients updated on COVID-19, liver health and emerging clinical trials to creating a nationwide five-year initiative to help prevent and detect liver disease earlier to making advances in liver transplantation—we’re working every day to save lives.
We advocate for changes in federal policy to improve the management and treatment of liver disease and increase funding for critical liver disease research.
We help 4.3 million people each year with health information, education and support services.
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Since 1979, our Research Awards Program has awarded nearly $28 million for research.
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Years of excellence as the leading nonprofit in the liver community.
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Meet People Affected by Liver Disease

Where there is love there is life

Meet Kathy, a passionate ALF Advocacy Ambassador and loving wife and caregiver to husband, PJ, who underwent a liver transplant in 2018.

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Al B. Sure! Launches National Advocacy Role as Ambassador for Liver Awareness during Liver Awareness Month

Globally celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, social activist & podcast host Al B. Sure! to lead the American Liver Foundation’s Houston “New Jack Liver Life Walk”

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In my case, this diagnosis was preventable

While caring for his ailing mother, Daniel let his own health go by the wayside. By the time he decided to take back control, it was too late. Read about Daniels story and importance of liver health and liver disease prevention.

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Only 30% of organ donors represent people from diverse and under-represented communities

David waited for more than a year to receive his transplant from a living donor. Help ALF reach more people from diverse communities and spread awareness on how to become a living donor.

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Chronic Liver Disease Brought Us Together

Chris and Kaila bonded over their diagnosis, their passion for running and so many other things. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months and months into years – it was clear this was more than a friendship, this was forever.

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A Positive Role Model for All

As a young man, I didn’t want people to think I was perpetually sick; and I wasn’t going to let liver disease define me.

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