BENEFITING: Donate Life Connecticut
ORGANIZER: Donate Life Connecticut
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2012
I decided to run for CT Donate Life charity because I've experienced both sides of this bittersweet action. In April of 2006, a friend of mine was in a car accident that ended his life. He was an organ donor and through his donation of life he was able to help 60 people with the donation of bone. He also gave two people the ability to see and two serious burn victims the gift of skin. A few years later, in the fall of 2009, my friend's little sister was told that her liver had been failing since the day she had been born. That following June, I received a phone call from my friend saying that her sister was going to have a transplant that day. Haley was able to get a health liver because another family was brave enough to donate the organs of their loved one.
So, the half marathon is three days after my 21st birthday. Instead of asking for drinks at the bar (which would still be lovely) I'm asking for donations.
Thank you for all your support!
*Keep reading for more information about donating life!
Did you know 1 organ and tissue donor can SAVE and IMPROVE the lives of 75 people?
Donate Life Connecticut is dedicated to increasing the number of registered organ and tissue donors through outreach and education. Our organization is Volunteer driven...people that have received an organ/tissue transplant, donor families whose loved ones gave the gift of life, living donors, friends and family. We are all passionate about sharing our stories and raising awareness.
Right here in Connecticut more than 1,250 men, women and children wait for a life-saving transplant...and more than 113,000 Americans wait nationwide. Unfortunately, 18 people will die every day simply because an organ did not come in time. We want to change these statistics. More registered donors means more transplants...MORE LIVES SAVED.
THANK YOU for JOINING OUR TEAM! THANK YOU for supporting our cause!
Together we can raise awareness! Together we can save lives!
If you are so generous to donate to our cause- please be aware during check out to UNCLICK the option at check out to pay a processing fee (this is a 'tip' of sorts to the fundraising company - and does not offset the credit card fee charged to Donate Life CT). Bring the drop down menu 'tip' processing fee to $0. Sorry for the inconvenience - but we don't want you to be overcharged your intended gift. Thank you!