2013 Donate Life Family Fun Run

2013 Donate Life Family Fun Run
by Lisa McAllister

Fun Run Logo FINALOn October 5, 2013, The Living Legacy Foundation is holding its fifth annual Donate Life Family Fun Run. This non-competitive 5K run and 1K family fun walk celebrates Maryland’s organ and tissue donors and their families while raising awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation. In 2012, we had more than 2,000 participants and this year we are expecting nearly 3,000! We hope you will please join us in celebrating the gift of life! Register today!

We already have 585 participants on 75 teams signed up and have raised more than $15,000 in donations! Proceeds will benefit The Living Legacy Foundation’s public education and outreach efforts and donor family support programs, allowing us to continue our life-saving mission.

Since its inception in 1983, The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland, in collaboration with our Maryland hospital partners, has facilitated more than 7,000 organ transplants and life-enhancing tissue transplants. Without the profound generosity of families offering the gift of life to others while experiencing their personal loss of a friend or family member, achieving our life-saving mission would not be possible.

Currently, more than 119,000 people nationally are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and, of those, more than 2,600 are Maryland residents who are in need of a second chance at life. The successes of The Living Legacy Foundation are significant, but pale in comparison to the contributions and the stories of our generous donors, courageous donor families, grateful recipients and their families and our dedicated hospital and community partners. The Donate Life Family Run is dedicated to those people.

Registration fees are $15 before and on September 9 for adults. After the 9th, it goes up to $20.
Child; $5 for children 17 and under before and on September 9
$10 for children 17 and under after September 9
Children under 5 are free but will not receive a T-shirt
Online Registration Ends: October 1, 2013

T-shirt and Packet Pick Up
Friday, October 4, 2013
Charm City Run
McHenry Row
1713 Whetstone Way
Baltimore, MD 21239

October 5, 2013
Registration opens at 7am
Ceremony begins at 8am
Race starts promptly at 8:30am
Camden Yards Sports Complex

Website
http://llf.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1056176

Team G-Squared from the 2012 Donate Life Family Fun Run

Team G-Squared from the 2012 Donate Life Family Fun Run

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About Lisa McAllister

Lisa McAllister is the Public Relations Coordinator at The Living Legacy Foundation. She hopes to spread education and advocacy about the importance of organ donation through social media and community events. With a background in public relations, writing, and advertising, Lisa is passionate about the LLF message and loves using her skills to encourage others to say YES to donation!
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