Be a Liver of Life!

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 Celebrates Donate Life Month with New Patient Resources, Programs and Support

April is Donate Life Month and ALF has new patient resources, programs and support available to all liver transplant patients and the caregivers supporting them.
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Liver Patients, Families, and Medical Professionals Walk to End Liver Disease

Thousands join together to support the nearly 100 million Americans affected by liver disease

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Boston Marathon Runners Go Again to Fight Liver Disease

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is proud to once again be a member of the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program for the 2024 Boston Marathon®, which takes place on Monday, April 15, 2024.
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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 Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) 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

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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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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