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25 March 2010


ST. LOUIS, MO.: The Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center will be rocking out to help fund life-saving research and a cure for liver diseases at their BBQ & JAM Sit-In Fundraiser. The event will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 3:00 until 7:30 pm at Stovall’s Grove, 18720 Stovall Lane in Pacific, Missouri (located off Hwy. 100 near Wildwood.)

Stovall’s Grove, a well-known area dance hall, will be the perfect venue for this year’s event. The building has recently been added to the City of Wildwood Historic Registry. As in previous year’s JAM Sit-In events, the day will be filled with great food and music performed by some of St. Louis’ best local band representatives and outstanding musical talent – Ron Sallee, J Hayes, Wade Long, Kirk Duff, JD Wheeler, Dan Reilly, Toby Tretadue, and many more.

Tickets are $25 per person, and include a BBQ dinner being prepared by members from the St. Louis BBQ Society. The BBQ & JAM event has become a popular annual event, and the Friends organization is hoping to have at least 125 guests in attendance at this year’s event.

The funds raised will benefit the Friends of the SLU Liver Center, which supports the research efforts of the world-renowned Saint Louis University Liver Center for the treatment and cure of liver diseases, and promotes understanding and awareness of liver disease. All money raised by the organization stays in the St. Louis area to perform life-saving research and treat patients in St. Louis.

The Friends organization has raised and donated more than $1.9 million for the SLULC since its inception. The funds help support the critical infrastructure of the Liver Center from faculty salaries to visiting professorships and patient-oriented seminars and research. By leveraging the donations of the Friends, the Liver Center is able to use the “seed money” as a match for larger grants from outside sources that generate $18 new dollars from outside the region for every $1 raised locally.

Sponsorship and ticket information is available through the Friends office by contacting Leisa Duff at 314-576-3078 or  Additional information about the 2010 BBQ & Jam Sit-in Fundraiser can be found at the Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center’s website at

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