Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Walking For a Wonderful Cause

Dear Family & Friends

On March 19, 2011, I will participate in the Liver Life Walk to raise funds for the work of the American Liver Foundation – the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to liver health and disease prevention. I have joined the Donor Network of Arizona, and my personal goal is to raise more than $150.00 for this worthy cause.

A few years ago my Father ran the Boston Marathon for the Liver Foundation and I loved being a part of his journey. Also when my little brother died he was a donor and changed lives. I believe in this cause with a passion and hope you will support me!

Liver disease is often unknown or misunderstood. Here are some compelling statistics:

  • 1 out of every 10 Americans is affected by about 100 types of liver disease.
  • That is 30 million people — the number of people in the United States living with diabetes and cancer combined, and the same number of people who live in America’s 15 largest cities.
  • 60% of the 26,000 people who die each year from cirrhosis have no history of alcohol abuse.
  • Nearly 17,000 people are on the waiting list for a liver transplant.

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is dedicated to a future where there are effective treatments, cures, and no one dies waiting for a liver transplant. The ALF mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

You can support my efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to the American Liver Foundation:

Donate online at My Personal Donation Page

If you would like to do more, you can also join our team and set a fundraising goal for yourself. You can register today by visiting and following the prompts to register for the Phoenix, AZ walk on the Team Donor Network of Arizona. When you register, you will receive valuable fundraising tools and information from the American Liver Foundation, in addition to your own personal fundraising Web site.

With your help, we will fund important work and raise awareness of these diseases that afflict millions of people. If you have questions about the Liver Life Walk or the work of the American Liver Foundation, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you in advance for your support!

Sincerely, Kylee Shields

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