Runners Needed for American Liver Foundation's Research Boston Marathon Team!
- Organization: American Liver Foundation
- Causes: Health
- Date(s): April 15th, 2013
- Contact person: Lauren Gainor
- Phone: (617) 527 – 5600
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.liverfoundation.org/
The American Liver Foundation still has spots available on their 2013 Run for Research Boston Marathon team. It’s challenging to qualify for the Boston Marathon, and charity spots go quickly. But for anyone looking to participate in this inspiring Boston tradition, consider joining the Run for Research team. This year will mark the 25th year participating as a charity partner of the Boston Marathon. The Run for Research Team is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the American Liver Foundation.
It is the perfect way for a first time marathoner to train. Team members receive a comprehensive training program presented by professionals for runners of all levels, team meetings, fun social events, weekly group runs, two training runs on the marathon course, team clothing, luxury buses to the start line, and complimentary massages and snacks post-race. The American Liver Foundation also provides fundraising tips, resources and supplies.
Even better than that though, is the exception Patient Match Program. The Patient Match Program connects a liver disease patient, survivor, or family with one of the American Liver Foundation’s Run for Research runners, participating in the 2013 Boston Marathon. Through frequent communication between patient and runner, patients and family members are able to inspire the participants and spread awareness about the specific type of liver disease that impacts their lives. Each year, the runners gain tremendous inspiration for the 26.2 miles that they’re running for the cause, and build life-long friendships in the process.
It’s so important to bring awareness to this disease. Unfortunately, seventy percent of those living with liver disease are completely UNAWARE of their illness. The American Liver Foundation reports that liver disease is estimated to affect 30 million people or 1 in 10 U.S residents. Out of 11 regions in the country that offer liver transplants, New England is among the three worst in supply in demand (in the company of New York and California). Each year in New England, there are roughly 1,100 individuals on the list for a liver transplant, but there are only 250-270 transplants each year, which means that less than one third of individuals waiting for a liver transplant locally receive one.
Join online at liverteam.org, or contact Lauren Gainor at email@example.com (617) 527 – 5600. For more information on the American Liver Foundation, visit http://www.liverfoundation.org/. For more information about the Run for Research, visit liverteam.org.