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Event Name: Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2020
Event Date: October 11, 2020
Route: 26.2 miles
Liver Life Challenge
It’s more than a race, it’s moments that will challenge, inspire and change you! From the moment you become part of our team to the moment you cross the finish line, the Liver Life Challenge provides an unforgettable experience. You’ll achieve your own fitness goals, while fundraising to create a better future for 30 million Americans with liver disease.
The benefits of our program include:
- Guaranteed race entry and the exhilaration of crossing the finish line knowing you’ve helped the American Liver Foundation in the fight against liver disease.
- Training. Whether you’re an experienced runner or have never walked a mile, our training program will help you cross the finish line. We will introduce you to Coach Mark Buciak, who offers an 11 month training program or shorter duration if you would like. With his 14 years of marathon training, he will guide you every step of the way and even help you with your fundraising efforts.
- Fundraising Coach. Our dedicated staff has helped hundreds of people and is here to help you reach your fundraising goal
- Team Gear. All runners will receive an American Liver Foundation branded race-day top.
Meet our 2020 National LIVEr Champions, Deb and Keith Tully
Deb and Keith Tully have run over 20 Boston Marathons® beginning in 2007 when Keith ran his first Marathon and Deb soon got the marathon bug.
Around that same time, as part a routine physical exam, Keith learned that his liver function tests were elevated. He was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), a rare autoimmune liver disease that currently has no cure and will ultimately require a liver transplant for survival. It wasn’t long after that the Tully family found the American Liver Foundation’s Boston Marathon® Team, which provided an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for liver disease research and advocacy efforts.
The Tully Family, who together have raised more than $465,000, the ALF New England Division offers a community like no other full of people who have been touched in some way by liver disease, all focused on finding a cure, breaking the stigma and making a difference to patients and families living with liver disease.