My Town: Liver Life Walk

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CLEVELAND — A stroll through the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo could have you and your friends helping to improve the lives of Americans suffering from liver disease.

On Sunday, May 20, 2012 the American Liver Foundation’s annual Liver Life Walk takes place at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

This year’s one-mile route through the zoo is expected to have over 1,000 walkers taking part.

Walkers will have access to snack stations, games and trivia, a raffle, and of course the animals.

Event organizers say that in addition to helping raise money for liver disease research projects, the Liver Life Walk hopes to educate the public about the value of testing for liver disease.

Liver disease affects one in every 10 Americans, yet the symptoms are often silent for years. Simple blood tests can often diagnose and even cure many common types of liver disease.

To register for the Liver Life Walk, please call the Heartland Division of the American Liver Foundation at 646-737-9426 or click here.