Melissa Nasiff via Crowdrise
June 12, 2012
BENEFITING: Donate Life Connecticut
ORGANIZER: Donate Life Connecticut
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2012
Hello to all my Friends and Family,
As many of you are aware; I donated a part of my liver to my father 7 years ago. As you can imagine I am extremely passionate about organ donation and it's clear there is not enough awareness about deceased or living donation.
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.
I want to change these statistics so that individuals and families can experience the memories that my family has been able to share with my father the past 7 years due to organ donation.
I will be running in the ING Hartford Half Marathon to benefit Donate Life Connecticut. I will be running in honor of all those people who have passed and will be trying to raise money to support a cause I know would be valued by all.
Your donations would be greatly appreciated!