Houston Fun Runs organizes community-centered 5K races and events in Houston. Each run benefits a local charity. This year, LifeGift was selected to be the beneficiary of the Día de los Muertos Fun Run, which takes place on Oct. 29.
Part two of an amazing story, the impact of infant donor Sophia Olivia. Jessica Roth, director of donation at LifeGift, shares Sophia’s continued legacy from her perspective:
On Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, LifeGift made history with the first-ever Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run in Lubbock.
Nearly 300 participants, including a family from England, came out to Mackenzie Park to celebrate the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation.
ECHO stands for Every Community Has Opportunity – the opportunity to save and heal lives. Donate Life ECHO began in 2015 as a collaborative partnership between the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) and Donate Life America (DLA). It is a nationwide observance focused on the importance of donation and transplantation in multicultural communities.
The hit song from 1971 “I’ve Never Been to Spain” by Three Dog Night holds true for most of us, but not for LifeGift Ambassadors of Hope Tina Rueles and her mom, Martha Rueles!
The two jetted off to Malaga, Spain, on June 23 so that Tina, a double-lung recipient, could join the more than 2,000 athletes from 52 countries around the world to compete in the World Transplant Games.
July 10, 2017, started out like any other Monday for Jessica Roth, director of donation services for LifeGift – until a phone call changed the entire course of her day and outlook on life. Jessica describes this pivotal moment from her own point of view:
The 15th anniversary of the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run in Fort Worth broke attendance records on an overcast, cool morning in Fort Worth on Saturday, May 20. It was a goal we had been inching towards for nearly four years. In addition to the 1,000+ runners and walkers, there were more than 200 supporters, cheerleaders and volunteers in the race village.
Looking for race results from today's Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run? Click here for the link. Thanks to everyone who came out to support organ, eye and tissue donation.
To ensure that race day is a smooth and enjoyable experience for you and your family, we put together some quick facts and tips for you:
During what proved to be one of the busiest Donate Life Months in recent history, on National Blue and Green Day, the Fort Worth Ambassadors of Hope were treated to an outdoor picnic at the Clearfork Food Park as a way to thank them for all of their hard work.