Yes, it is true. Varian Medical Systems is fielding a team to run the Golden Gate Relay this year. That's 12 runners covering 194 Miles from Calastoga to Davenport (just north of Santa Cruz). We'll start on May 4th and finish some 28-30 hours later.
But this is not just for us, it's a fundraiser for Organs R Us (ORU). ORU was founded in 1996 to promote organ donation. Of the 110,000 Americans waiting for organs, 20 die every day before a donor can be found. One donor can save up to eight lives!
ORU has generated publicity about the shortage of organs, supported families facing life threatening illness, provided scholarships to attend the Transplant Olympics and purchased computers used to register organ donors online. ORU has no paid executives, officers or directors. (Jobs available. Salary=$0).
Please donate to support ORU's work. (And also please consider registering online to be an organ donor!)