The first Donor Dash presented by Transplant Community Alliance on February 15th was an overwhelming success. We exceeded our runner limit and are happy to be looking for a larger venue for next year so that we can continue to grow with as our community support does. If you missed this refreshing, brisk morning run for a cause and to celebrate with friends, keep your eye’s out for next year’s run date to be announced soon. This will surely be a can’t-miss annual event.
Runners and friends started arriving around 8 am. The Vendor Village included community supporters like Phoenix College School of Massage Therapy, Banner Transplant Institute, Pawsitive Friendships, ReacTvate Vitality and Wellness Center, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, and Transplant Families and Abnormal Hearts were there to share their stories. On display was a Donor Heroes Wall for recipients and families to pay tribute to their donors. The wall was filled with amazing messages about thankfulness and lives saved by unselfish final gifts from Donor Heroes. Reggie Donor from Donor Network of Arizona was taking pictures with everyone and getting the crowd excited to race.
The race started at 9 am and they were off – Runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, kids, families and more. Our first Donor Dash had begun. Over 200 runners and walkers were being cheered on by all in attendance.
Every participant received a shirt and a medal, with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd in their age group for both men and women receiving awards.
Pictures now online at www.NewLifeSociety.org/gallery