NBA’s DeMarre Carroll unveils tool to educate young people about liver health
ATLANTA, May 25, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Carroll Family Foundation (CFF), the nonprofit organization founded by a professional athlete and liver awareness advocate, By Marre Carroll is delighted to present the CFF Liver Hub – a web-based platform where young people can access information to learn more about the liver, its function, healthy habits and more – all available in an interactive child-friendly setting to further educate young people on how to take care of their livers.
Carroll, who was diagnosed with liver disease after finishing his senior season at the University of Missouri in 2009, is the first known NBA athlete to play with liver disease. He and his wife Iesha founded the Carroll Family Foundation in 2015 with the goal of providing more education and raising awareness about the importance of the liver – with a focus on liver health in young people.
Most children who receive treatment for liver disease, including liver transplants, recover from their disease or can lead productive lives with ongoing care. DeMarre Carroll shares: “At CFF, we live by the motto ‘We Believe’. We want to let young people who are suffering or affected by liver disorders or diseases know that at CFF we believe in their future to live fulfilling and sustainable lives. “
The Carroll Family Foundation recognizes that many people are unaware of liver disease and its effects on their bodies and their lives. “Too few people know how to take care of their livers, and too few can identify the basic functions of the liver,” noted Iesha Carroll, Managing Director of CFF. “It is imperative that CTF reaches school-aged youth through our educational initiatives. The Liver Hub can help them live longer with a healthy liver through education. “
The CFF Liver Hub provides information on the function, use and importance of the liver in helping school-aged young people in the development of their science knowledge and skills, and offers educational quizzes suitable for children and others. interactive elements to increase user experience while educating. The Foundation partners with organizations nationwide to make the Liver Hub available to students aged 5-18.
About the Carroll Family Foundation
The Carroll Family Foundation is the nonprofit organization founded by an NBA player and liver disease awareness advocate By Marre Carroll and his wife Iesha. CFF focuses on education and fundraising to develop improved preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for adolescents with pediatric liver disease or disorders. SBB also focuses on helping the less fortunate, including members of underserved communities. To learn more, visit thecarrollfamilyfoundation.org.
Donations can be made to www.thecarrollfamilyfoundation.org/donate. For more information on the Carroll Family Foundation and the CFF Liver Hub, please contact Michelle Mays at [email protected] or visit cfflivehealth.com.
Contact: Michelle mays, Champions of philanthropy
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SOURCE The Carroll Family Foundation