2nd Chance Run in Fort Worth Breaks Attendance Records

The threat of thunderstorms did not discourage runners and walkers from showing up at Stockyards Station the morning of Saturday, May 14, for the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run in Fort Worth.

Final reports indicate that nearly 1,000 participants signed up for this year’s event – shattering all previous attendance records.  Individuals and teams from across the state and beyond participated in the 14th annual event. 

On hand were several of the largest teams, including:

  • Team Xander: Created in memory of Xander Vento, who became a donor when he was only 4 years old, Team Xander had more than 100 members and won the trophy for largest team. 
  • Packie’s Pirates: Dedicated to the memory of Paxton Wages, another little boy who lost his life at a young age and went on to to save others through donation, the Packie Pirates team had 50 members. 
  • Team Benjamin: Created by parents Lisa and Manuel in memory of their son Benjamin Corpus, who became a donor at the age of 2, Team Benjamin had nearly 40 members.
  • Team Corey: Formed in memory of Corey Hudgins, a tissue donor, and led by Corey’s mother, Kelly, Team Corey was tied for third place with 37 members. 

LifeGift would like to acknowledge all of the teams and individuals for their creativity in honoring donors, celebrating recipients and cheering on those who wait for their lifesaving gift. We also extend our thanks to the many sponsors and supporters who helped to make this event happen.

Watch the LifeGift website and social media pages for information about next year’s fun runs. 

 

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