Wednesday, March 9, 2011

American Liver Foundation

February 14, 2011

Dear friends & family;

I have volunteered with the American Liver Foundation and am organizing a 5k walk/run in Utah Valley on Thursday, May 19, 2011. I am trying to raise funds for this nonprofit organization who is dedicated to liver health and disease prevention. Please join me on team Liver Life Walk - Provo Style.

Please, invite friends, family, your pet dog, anyone to come support us in fighting liver disease!

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 do of the following to help get the Provo Liver Life Walk going:

  • Join our Liver Life Walk team and help gather donations,
  • Volunteer at the 5k
  • Make a personal contribution to this worthwhile cause
  • Create your own Liver Life Walk team

You can register at and follow the prompts to register for the Denver walk on Liver Life Walk - Provo Style. (Because this is our first year in Utah, we have to sign up as a part of the Liver Life Walk in Denver. Regardless, the walk will be in the Provo/Orem area. They will send contact information of those signing up from Utah to me). When you register, you will receive valuable fundraising tools and information from the American Liver Foundation, in addition to your own personal fundraising website.

If you are unable to participate but would like to support my efforts with a contribution, you can donate online at or mail a check payable to the American Liver Foundation to 1028 S Canyon Vista Rd #8 Provo, UT 84606.

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!

Thank you!
Carie Eastman

Click here to visit my personal page.

Click here to view the team page for Liver Life Walk - Provo Style


  1. Once we have the location set we will post it on this blog!

  2. Bake Sale at Macey's in Orem Saturday March 19th from 10-4. All the proceeds will be donated to the Provo Liver Life Walk.