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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 Holds Capitol Hill Briefing on Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease

ALF held a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill May 15th to discuss current dynamics around obesity and liver disease, as the prevalence of liver disease is increasing nationwide in parallel with the obesity epidemic.
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First National Study to Assess the Prevalence of NAFLD to be Conducted by Federal Government

A first-ever national study to assess the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)* will be conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)**, in collaboration with other federal agency stakeholders, to evaluate the prevalence, diagnoses, treatments and complications associated with NAFLD.
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American Liver Foundation Announces Caring Connections, a Peer to Peer Support Program

American Liver Foundation (ALF) announces a new peer support program to help those living with or caring for someone with any type of liver disease, including transplant, connect with others facing the same challenges.
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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 trial for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) 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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Caring Connections—an ALF peer to peer support program

Caring Connections–an ALF peer to peer support program connects patients and caregivers facing the challenges brought on by living with liver disease with others who have been facing these same challenges.
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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

Raising Awareness in Memory of Dad

After losing their father to liver cancer just three months after being diagnosed, Kate, John and Patrick Bayeux decided to channel their grief into raising awareness about liver disease and eliminating negative stigmas. To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of their father’s passing, the three siblings ran the 2024 New York City Half Marathon together and raised more than $10,000 for ALF this year!

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A Legendary Mission to Raise Public Awareness 

After his father passed away from liver cancer in 1999, Jim made it his mission to raise public awareness of liver disease and raise funds for liver disease research by running marathons in his memory. This year, as Jim approaches his 300th marathon, he has challenged himself to raise $100,000 for ALF. Read about Jim's legendary mission and how he hopes to change the face of liver disease one step at a time.

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A Life Dedicated to Promoting Second Chances

After nearly losing her life to alcohol use disorder and alcohol-associated liver disease, Beth has dedicated her second chance to honoring the gift of life she received. Learn more about Beth’s inspiring story and how she is helping to eliminate stigma and break down barriers to organ donation.

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A Decade-long Mystery

When Bruce began feeling continuously fatigued, he assumed it was just his workload. Unfortunately, it ended up becoming an all-consuming mystery. Learn about Bruce’s story and how his persistence finally helped him achieve a working diagnosis and how he is now giving back to move forward.

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Rare Disease Day 2024

Bruce Dimmig, motivated ALF Advocacy Ambassador and volunteer extraordinaire, has been living with the uncertainties of life with a rare liver disease for more than a decade and a half. Read about his story and how his persistence helped him get to a working diagnosis nearly ten years later.

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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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