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The American Liver Foundation is making national news on topics including liver wellness, disease prevention, screening and treatment.

Some highlights:


Tom Nealon, chairman of the ALF board and marathon runner, was featured on Boston’s local CBS affiliate on April 8th about runners who did not finish last year’s Boston Marathon and their plans for completing the 2014 race.

New Haven Register

An article and corresponding video about the Connecticut division’s Flavors event was featured in the April 8th edition. It mentions how the event supports the American Liver Foundation. The division also produced a special video about its mission that aired at the event. Click here to watch it.

International Business Times

Hillel Tobias, MD, PhD, co-chair of ALF’s national medical advisory committee and a member of the national board of directors, along with ALF patient advocate Paul Bolter, was cited in the April 11th issue. The article focused on the success of Sovaldi treatment for hepatitis C.

FOX TV Nashville

ALF's Mid-South division executive director, AJ Miller, appeared on a segment to discuss the work of the American Liver Foundation Click here to watch it. In another segment, the mother of a baby with liver disease was featured. Click here to watch. The program highlighted the upcoming Flavors event.

Arizona Republic and Northeast Phoenix Republic

These two newspapers ran articles about the Phoenix Liver Life Walk and the event’s fundraising goals.


The Desert Southwest Division’s Phoenix Liver Life Walk was profiled on a broadcast segment that aired on April 12th. The program featured interviews with the division’s Liver Life Champion and Hamilton Baiden, president of the Desert Southwest Division’s board and a member of its national board of directors.


Great Lakes Division board member Debbie Panarese appeared on the station’s “Living Healthy Chicago” program on April 13th. She talked about living with hepatitis C and her work with the American Liver Foundation. The segment appeared on the station’s website Additionally, the piece re-aired on Chicago Land TV (CLTV).

Tom Nealon, was also the subject of a profile in the April 28th issue of The article describes his devotion to a young boy with biliary atresia and how that inspired him to raise nearly $1.5 million for the American Liver Foundation.

NPR Morning Edition

Dr. Hugo Vargas, member of ALF’s national medical advisory committee and chair of the Division of Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic (Phoenix), discussed the new era in hepatitis C treatments on the May 12th program. NPR’s Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.

San Francisco Chronicle

The American Liver Foundation was cited in a recent article about hepatitis C and a new Senate bill.

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Page updated: May 15th, 2014


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