One in 10 people in our country face a future with liver disease, according to the Liver Life Walk website. In Philly, you can help the people right now who are living with liver disease and help create a future free of liver disease.
The Liver Life Walk is on Saturday, May 14, 2011. It starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Please Touch Museum, which is located at 4231 Avenue of the Republic.
You can register online or an hour early -- 7:30 a.m. -- on the day of the walk.
It's a 5k, which is 3.1 miles. It doesn't cost you a dime to register and any donations you collect goes toward research "for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease," according to the Liver Life Walk's website. And some of the funds support advocacy and education campaigns. In all, 82 cents from every dollar is spent the American Liver Foundation's mission-related activities.
Click here for more information on how the money you raise can help cure liver disease and here for an inspirational video the organization posted on YouTube that starts with the powerful quote, "Courage is the first of human qualities, because it guarantees all others."