Friday, June 10, 2005

Liver Walks (Not Runs) With Scissors...

Or Who's That Guy at the Front of the Pack?

Folks - thanks to your very generous contributions, I'm the top fundraiser (even among teams) in the NYC area heading into the third Liver Walk in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ this weekend. American Liver Foundation called to offer me the honor of cutting the ribbon to kick off Sunday's rain-or-shine 3.1 mile walk to raise money for to fight Liver Disease. On behalf of all of you, I've accepted.

As of now, my fundraising effort has yielded $4,845 - swamping my target of $3,000. Let's see if we can't raise those final few dollars to make it an even $5,000.

Donations can be made by credit card in any currency at the below link thru June 20

If you'd like to contribute by check, contact me at for info.

As noted here, liver disease strikes 1 in 10 Americans. In a further example of how the disease doesn't discriminate between gender, age, race, color, creed, or profession, a leading NJ doctor is now in dire need of a liver transplant, after contacting hepatitis from a needle stick in 1986. Over the years, he's helped hundreds or thousands of pediatric cancer patients - now he's in a battle for his life like the nearly 18,000 others on the waiting list for liver transplants.

I will never lose sight of how fortunate I was in getting my life-saving transplant in the week before Christmas. I cherish each day and I pray each day for my donor and her family.

I truly appreciate your helping me help others in need.



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