Al D. Rodriguez was a New York-based actor of stage and screen, as well as Sara Ramirez’s best friend. Raised in a Cuban household in Washington Heights, Rodriguez was proud to be a true New Yorker. Known for his quick wit, charming manner and adoration of musical theater, the loss of his life to liver cancer in 2008 at the age of 45 was a great one. Shortly after his death Sara became a founding member of the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation which serves to educate and spread awareness of liver health conditions in memory of Al.

The story of Sara and Al: From Broadway Takes The Runway October 2009

Mission Statement: We will demonstrate our commitment to Al by: fostering education through links on our website about timely and relevant articles; connecting people to health care resources that do not discriminate based on the inability to pay; strengthening our relationships with performing artists through staged readings and benefit fundraisers; support community health organizations that provide Hepatitis screenings; invest in grass roots clinics that provide free or low costs health care to their communities; and providing universal education about antiviral therapies for the Hepatitis virus.

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