Dear Friends and Family, On April 30th to May 1st, our team of 12 intrepid scholar-runners will be trekking 191 miles through 36 cities and across the Golden Gate Bridge on team No Child Left Behind promoting organ donation. During the Golden Gate Relay, known as California's Longest Party, passing the baton to the next team member will symbolize the transfer of an organ from donor to recipient. The Golden Gate Relay is dedicated to Katie Grace Groebner (born 7/16/02) who received a new heart and lungs on 6/14/14.
Our team includes 12 students from the Stanford community from novice runners to elite athletes. Most of us are education students, so our team name is a play on the historic education reform legislation No Child Left Behind. But it it also represents our team ethic: we're committed to helping each other through training and the race on game day so that each one of us can cross the finish line with pride. We are all excited to take on the challenge of 190 miles of fun and teamwork.
Your donations will go to support Organs R' Us. Founded in 1996, Organs R Us ("ORU") promotes organ donation through athletics. Of 125,000 Americans waiting for organs, 20 die each day before a donor is found. ORU has generated publicity about the shortage of organ donors worth more than $25 million, supported families facing life threatening illness, provided scholarships for the Transplant Olympics and purchased computers used to register organ donors. ORU volunteers attend health expos and lecture to corporate groups. ORU has no paid executives, officers or directors. Thanks in advance for your support of 125,000 Americans waiting for organ transplants.