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Richard J. Miller, Jr. Appointed Walk Chair of American Liver Foundation's New York City Liver Life Walk

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Blank Rome LLP is pleased to share that Richard J. Miller, Jr., a partner in Blank Rome’s Tax, Benefits, and Private Clients practice, has been appointed to serve as Walk Chair of the American Liver Foundation's ("ALF") New York City Liver Life Walk on June 11, 2022. The Liver Life Walk is a signature event of ALF, which "allows people affected by liver disease to come together to raise awareness and funds. It also gives them the opportunity to support each other in a festive and inspiring environment."

Rich's support, volunteer efforts, and passion for ALF stem from his recent journey with Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease ("NASH"). Rich was diagnosed with NASH in August 2019 and, in December 2020, underwent treatment to remove a cancerous tumor in his liver, consequently requiring an immediate need for a transplant. On May 31, 2021, Rich received the gift of life through liver transplant surgery. During this time, Rich continued to work and provide services to his clients, carried on responsibilities on several boards, including the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and helped to create a virtual pre-transplant support group, which continues to meet weekly to provide support and hope for those of afflicted with liver disease.

“I am truly humbled to serve as Walk Chair of the New York City Liver Life Walk this year, in honor of my organ donor and all the organ donors, volunteers, ALF, and healthcare professionals who make an impactful, meaningful difference in the lives of millions of Americas living with liver disease,” said Rich. “I am grateful for my medical team, family, friends, and colleagues for providing unending support, prayers, and hope during my journey with NASH.”

ALF was founded in 1976 with the mission to "promote education, advocacy, support services, and research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of liver disease." ALF provides valuable resources to liver patients and their families with the funds raised through the Liver Life Walk. To learn more about the work of American Liver Foundation, visit liverfoundation.org.

Blank Rome is honored to continue to support Rich throughout his journey and as Walk Chair of this important event.

To learn more about Rich's journey with Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease or to support his team, please click here.


The event details of the American Liver Foundation's New York City Liver Life Walk is available here and copied in full below.

Date: June 11, 2022

Location: Pier 84 Hudson River
555 12th Ave. New York, NY 10036

Route: Walk a total of 2 miles along the scenic route of the Hudson River to Pier 62 and back to Pier 84.

Time: Registration will begin at 9:00 am.

Registration Fee: $20 (Children 17 and younger no fee)

Please Note: ALF remains committed to safety and will adhere to CDC, local municipality, and state health protocols. Masks are required at Liver Life Walk. Event details are subject to change.