Liver Wellness Walk Oct. 14 at Klehm

Rock River Valley Hepatitis C Support Network will present the Rockford Liver Wellness Walk at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St.

To register for the walk, or to donate, visit; call (312) 377-9030, ext. 10; fax (312) 377-9035; e-mail; or mail ALF Rockford Walk, 180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1870, Chicago, IL 60601.

Rock River Valley Hepatitis C Support Network is passionate about liver health and curing liver diseases. The group meets monthly to discuss their experiences with hepatitis C, and is dedicated to creating awareness of the importance of liver health by distributing educational materials at local health fairs, representing Rockford in Springfield, and participating in the Rockford Liver Wellness Walk.

The group is affiliated with the Illinois Chapter of the American Liver Foundation (ALF), which is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for promoting liver health and liver disease prevention. The ALF Illinois Chapter is committed to patient support, raising funds for disease research, educating medical professionals and informing the public about the devastating effects of liver disease, the importance of liver health, overall wellness and organ donation.

Your liver is a vital organ. Everything you eat, drink, breathe and absorb through your skin is processed by your liver. It is a non-complaining organ, and diseases such as viral hepatitis, which can cause scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), can go undetected for years. One out of every 10 Americans is affected by some form of liver disease, and many do not even know it.

from the Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2007, issue

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