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LifeGift’s Fort Worth 2nd Chance Run: Providing Hope to the Thousands of Texans Waiting for Lifesaving Transplants

September 27, 2022

Poolville, Texas Family Honors Stacie McGahey Who Offered Hope and Life to Others

LifeGift’s 2nd Chance Run (5K/1mile walk or run) in Fort Worth honors organ, eye and tissue donors in 109 Texas counties in North, Southeast and West Texas. The Fort Worth 2nd Chance Run will take place on Saturday, October 15th, 7:00 a.m. in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. LifeGift invites you to spend a morning celebrating the gift of life. You can run or walk 1 mile or 3.1 miles (5k) at the Stockyards or participate virtually! For more information and to register, please click here.

All registered 2nd Chance Run event participants will receive a commemorative 2022 2nd Chance Run t-shirt and an event medal. The 2nd Chance Run is a timed event. LifeGift will promote our event on social media, sharing photos and comments of support to our donor families, transplant recipients and other members of our LifeGift community.

The Fort Worth 2nd Chance Run is being sponsored by CareDx, Community Tissue Services, Eurofins Transplant Genomics, Organ Recovery Systems, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Cigna, IRONMAN Foundation, Kendra Scott, Fox Pest Control and honorary sponsors Barbara Cares and Hispanic Wellness Coalition. To become a sponsor – please click here.

More than two years ago, the McGahey family lost their loved one, Stacie McGahey, from injuries sustained from a tragic horse-riding accident. They honored her wishes to change the lives of others through organ and tissue donation. “Improving lives should be everyone’s purpose in life and by donating your organs you’re definitely improving lives,” says husband, Ben McGahey.

Stacie’s selfless donation saved the life of four patients on the organ waiting list and helped countless other through her tissue donation. “I know she saved a lot of lives which is an awesome thing!” adds McGahey. “The prayers you send up on behalf of your loved one were answered. It may have not been the outcome you had hoped for, but others who so desperately need an organ transplant, they’re prayers were answered.” To view McGahey’s video testimonial, please click here.

McGahey Family

“Since 2002, the Fort Worth 2nd Chance Run has symbolized hope for men, women and children who are waiting for life-saving organ, eye and tissue transplants in Fort Worth,” says Kevin Myer, LifeGift president and CEO. “Each year, we’ve seen many new participants joining our 2nd Chance Run, demonstrating the community’s strong commitment and devotion to raise awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation registration.”

Be sure to join us on our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram pages as we honor online our donors, recipients and their families as well as educate on the importance of organ and tissue donor registration.

What: LifeGift’s 20th Annual Fort Worth 2nd Chance Run
Who: Transplant recipients, donor family members, healthcare professionals, donation advocates and the entire community are invited to participate
When: Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7:00 a.m.

Where: The Stockyards, 130 East Exchange Avenue, (Packers Avenue and 23rd Street – Lot 914), Fort Worth, TX 76164
Website: Fort Worth 2nd Chance Run

For more information and to register, please click here. For event sponsorship information, please contact Dagmar Climo at

There are nearly 10,000 Texans in need of organ transplants. Register today to become an organ, eye or tissue donor by visiting

Shining a Light of Hope on Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation.

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