Running for Life and Second Chances

Contact:

Laura Frnka-Davis, APR                                                                 

LifeGift                                                                                                                                

713-349-2570 office                                                                        

713-409-1480 cell                                                                             

ldavis@lifegift.org                                                                          

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Running for Life and Second Chances

LifeGift Raises Awareness of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation in the Historical Fort Worth Stockyards

 

WHAT:                    

Hundreds of organ and tissue recipients, donor families and donation advocates, including Officer Josh Gowins, who participated in a living kidney chain in January, will run in the historical Fort Worth Stockyards to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation in the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run hosted by LifeGift.

 

WHEN:                   

Saturday, May 14                    

5K starts at 8 a.m., followed by one-mile walk at 8:15 a.m.

 

WHERE: 

Fort Worth Stockyards

130 East Exchange Avenue

Packers Avenue and 23rd Street – Lot 914
Fort Worth, Texas 76164

                              

WHY:                          

Every day across the country, more than 80 people receive organ transplants. Countless others receive lifesaving tissue transplants and life-restoring corneal transplants. Even so, hundreds of thousands wait for lifesaving gifts across the country, including 3,000 Houston. Every day, 22 people die waiting for an organ they didn’t receive.

The Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run drives awareness to this critical health issue and offers hope to donor families, transplant recipients and those on the waiting list.

For more information, visit www.lifegift.org and www.2ndchancerun.org.

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About LifeGift 

Established in 1987, LifeGift is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization that offers hope to individuals needing transplants in Southeast, North and West Texas. A founding member of Donate Life Texas, the organization that runs the organ, eye and tissue donor registry and a member institution of the world-renown Texas Medical Center, LifeGift services 10 transplant centers and 200 donor hospitals. It is accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). For more information, visit www.lifegift.org, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

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