The 18th Annual Dash for Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness is once again upon us.
Date: Sunday April 21, 2013
Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art
We have a new team name this year! We are now Team PENN MEDICINE. Last year, our team had 167 registered members and raised $8,804! We are hoping to raise at least $10,000 this year and recruit at least 180 members. Our ultimate goal is to recruit runners and walkers from all Penn Medicine entities to join our team in addition to our wonderful patients that join us every year.
Click here to visit our team website where you can register to walk or run with us. Team members are welcome to participate in the 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles) run, or the 3K (1.8 miles) walk. All events are designed to celebrate the success of transplantation and highlight the critical need for more registered organ and tissue donors.
Locally, 6,468 men, women, and children are waiting for the gift of a life-saving organ transplant. Nationally, more than 112,000 people are waiting for a second chance at life.
The goal of the Dash is to bring awareness to the critical need for more organ and tissue donors. All proceeds benefit public education programs designed to increase the number of people who register as organ and tissue donors.