Run for Life - 2013 [RESULTS NOW POSTED!!!]
Junior Run For Life - See Photos and Junior Runners For Life Challenge Achievement Winners!!!
The mission of the Run for Life is to promote organ and tissue donation awareness while providing a top-quality running event in honor and memory of Winnie Hesse, Anna Riphan, Grant Reser, and all other organ and tissue donors in our community and country. The Washburn University Running Club has increased its involvement in organizing the event, and will be using some of the proceeds to support travel/lodging of club members to running events, to support youth running events in Topeka (e.g., Jr Run For Life, elementary school running clubs, etc.), while also continuing to "honor the history and tradition" of the Run for Life by making significant monetary contributions to TOTO each year. Further questions regarding the mission of the Run For Life may be addressed by firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 FEATURED DONOR FAMILY:
TOPEKA ORGAN TRANSPLANT ORGANIZATION
The event benefits the Topeka Organ Transplant Organization (TOTO); a nonprofit support group for transplant recipients, transplant recipient candidates, living organ donors, and organ donor family members. TOTO designates these funds to provide for those in need of financial assistance from transplant related expenses while striving to educate our community regarding the importance of organ, tissue, and bone marrow donation.
ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION FACTS
As of November 26, 2012, there were 116,550 Americans listed on the national transplant waiting list. Between January and August of 2012 there were 18,985 transplants performed from 9,504 organ and tissue donors. One donor may help as many as 50 transplant recipients and can save as many as 8 lives. There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding organ and tissue donation, but one fact remains clear and constant: THE NEED IS GREAT.
On average, 18 Americans will die today waiting for an organ that's not available (one every 80 minutes).
The key to reversing this sad trend is via education and awareness. You should always consider yourself a potential organ and tissue donor regardless of your age or medical condition. If you are interested in organ and tissue donation we suggest that you take three steps.
Last updated... 30 November 2012