May 21, 2024

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A Celebration of Hope and Giving

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NOTHING SHORT OF HEROISM. A WEEKEND EVENT RAISING AWARENESS FOR AN IMPORTANT CAUSE. AS WVTM 13, BRITTANY DECKER HAD THE CHANCE TO LEARN ALL ABOUT THE DONOR DASH FIVE K. ALL RIGHT, GET YOUR WALKING OR RUNNING SHOES ON THIS WEEKEND. DONATE LIFE ALABAMA HAS AN INCREDIBLE EVENT COMING UP ON SATURDAY. AND WHAT’S THE SIGNIFICANCE. WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? SO DONATE LIFE ALABAMA IS MADE UP OF LEGACY OF HOPE WITH ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION AND ADVANCING SITE NETWORK. AND WE’RE COMING OUT TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ON ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION, ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO REGISTER, RAISE A LITTLE MONEY SO THAT WE CAN DO MORE EDUCATION AS WELL. YEAH. AND TERESA, PROBABLY SOMETHING A LOT OF US TAKE FOR GRANTED. YOU HELP SOME PEOPLE WITH THE GIFT OF SIGHT. YEAH. SO ADVANCING SIGHT NETWORK IS A PROUD MEMBER OF DONATE LIFE ALABAMA. AND WE JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO REGISTER TO BE A DONOR. YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP, WHETHER RIGHT HERE IN YOUR OWN LOCAL COMMUNITY OR WE’RE ABLE TO HELP PROVIDE SIGHT TO OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD. THAT’S WONDERFUL. JEN, YOU KNOW FIRSTHAND THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS KIND OF HELP, THIS MISSION. HOW IS THIS IMPACTED YOU AND WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO COME OUT THIS WEEKEND? OH, IT IS SO IMPORTANT. IT HAS DEFINITELY IMPACTED ME. I MYSELF AM A DOUBLE ORGAN TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT. SO AFTER A LIFELONG BATTLE OF TYPE ONE DIABETES, I WENT INTO RENAL FAILURE. AND WHEN THEY FOUND A MATCH, I RECEIVED A KIDNEY AND A PANCREAS. SO ORGAN DONATION DOESN’T EVEN IT DOESN’T ONLY GIVE HOPE, BUT IT ALSO GIVES PEOPLE A CHANCE TO BELIEVE IN THEIR FUTURE AND THAT MIRACLES DO HAPPEN. AND I’M SURE PEOPLE SITTING AT HOME, THEY THINK MAYBE IT WON’T IMPACT THEM OR THEIR LOVED ONES. HOW CAN YOU ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BE PART OF THIS TO TO, YOU KNOW, BE A DONOR THEMSELVES OR TO JUST BE KNOWLEDGEABLE OR TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE EVENT? YES, PLEASE. I MEAN, REGISTER TO BE A DONOR BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN IT’S GOING TO BE YOUR LOVED ONE THAT NEEDS AN ORGAN, TISSUE OR EYE. AND IT JUST NOT ONLY CHANGES THE RECIPE, IT’S LIFE, BUT IT CHANGES THEIR FAMILY, THEIR COMMUNITY. EVERY CONTRIBUTION IAN I GET TO MAKE IS BECAUSE MY DONOR MADE THE COURAGEOUS CHOICE TO BE A DONOR. YOU ARE ASUNCION. THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR STORY. WE APPRECIATE THAT. TELL US MORE ABOUT THE EVENT THIS WEEKEND FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO COME OUT. SO COME ON OUT SATURDAY, MAY 4TH. REGISTRATION IS AT EIGHT. THE WALK STARTS AT NINE AND WE’RE GOING TO BE OUT AT VETERANS PARK IN HOOVER. WE’

Donor Dash 5K: A Celebration of Hope and Giving

Donor Dash 5K: A Celebration of Hope and Giving

Looking for a meaningful way to spend your weekend? Look no further than the Donor Dash 5K, organized by Donate Life Alabama on Saturday, May 4. This event isn’t just about running or walking — it’s about celebrating the incredible gift of life through organ, eye, and tissue donation. Donate Life Alabama, a collaboration between Legacy of Hope Network and Advancing Sight Network, is dedicated to educating the community about the importance of organ and tissue donation. The Donor Dash 5K serves as a platform to raise awareness, encourage donor registration, and generate funds for vital education programs throughout the state.Jan Jones, a double organ transplant recipient, had her life transformed by the selfless act of organ donation. After battling type one diabetes and facing renal failure, Jan received a kidney and pancreas transplant, giving her a new lease on life.“Organ donation doesn’t even it doesn’t only give hope, but it also gives people a chance to believe in their future and that miracles do happen,” Jones said. Her story highlights the profound impact of organ donation, not just on recipients but on their families and communities as well. The event is this Saturday, May 4, at Veterans Park in Hoover. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the 5K kicking off at 9 a.m. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking to show your support, there’s a place for everyone at the Donor Dash 5K.

Looking for a meaningful way to spend your weekend? Look no further than the Donor Dash 5K, organized by Donate Life Alabama on Saturday, May 4. This event isn’t just about running or walking — it’s about celebrating the incredible gift of life through organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Donate Life Alabama, a collaboration between Legacy of Hope Network and Advancing Sight Network, is dedicated to educating the community about the importance of organ and tissue donation. The Donor Dash 5K serves as a platform to raise awareness, encourage donor registration, and generate funds for vital education programs throughout the state.

Jan Jones, a double organ transplant recipient, had her life transformed by the selfless act of organ donation. After battling type one diabetes and facing renal failure, Jan received a kidney and pancreas transplant, giving her a new lease on life.

“Organ donation doesn’t even it doesn’t only give hope, but it also gives people a chance to believe in their future and that miracles do happen,” Jones said.

Her story highlights the profound impact of organ donation, not just on recipients but on their families and communities as well.

The event is this Saturday, May 4, at Veterans Park in Hoover. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the 5K kicking off at 9 a.m. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking to show your support, there’s a place for everyone at the Donor Dash 5K.

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