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Monday, May 10, 2010

DONATE LIFE ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS-COLUMBUS, OH-DASH FOR DONATION, JULY 10, 2010

Dash for Donation

July 10, 2010

Help us take the Donate Life message to the streets of Columbus!

What:

Dash for Donation featuring a 1/2 marathon run, a 5K run/walk, a 1K fun walk and a kids and mascots dash (a short run for children 6 & under.)

When:

Saturday, July 10, 2010. First race starts at 7:00 am.

Where:

Arena District in Downtown Columbus, Start/Finish is on Nationwide Boulevard near Front St.

Why:

To promote organ and tissue donation and transplantation and to encourage Ohioans to join the Ohio Donor Registry and give the “Gift of Life.” By showcasing the involvement of those touched by donation and transplantation we aim to provide hope to the over 102,000 Americans and over 3,000 Ohioans currently waiting for a life-saving transplant.

Who:

Lifeline of Ohio, the non-profit organ recovery agency for Central and Southeastern Ohio.

Pricing:

On or before July 1 (must register online or be postmarked 7.1.10)

1/2 Marathon – $40 5k – $25 1k Fun Walk/Kids Dash – $5 – optional t-shirt $5

After July 1

1/2 Marathon – $50 5k – $30 1k Fun Walk/Kids Dash – $5 – optional t-shirt – $5

“I’m a Hero” discount for registered organ and tissue donors

1/2 Marathon – $30 5k – $20 1k Fun Walk/Kids Dash – $5 – optional t-shirt – $5

Team Challenge:

Get your company involved, or form a group to honor someone who gave the “Gift of Life!” Find out more by clicking here.

Registration:

Information, online registration (for all events) is be available by visiting http://www.runwildracing.com/RaceInfo.asp?nRaceID=225.

You can download a mail-in registration form here.

Or you may call the Lifeline of Ohio office at 800-525-5667 ext. 375.:

Reminder: On-line registration is available for all events. Race day registration begins at 6:00 a.m.

Donor Remembrance Wall:

Lifeline of Ohio is inviting our donor families to participate in our 2010 Dash for Donation as a way of remembering and honoring your loved one who gave the “Gift of Life”.

The Donor Remembrance Wall

We encourage those Donor Families participating to bring two posters commemorating their loved one’s gift. We will be displaying one poster per family (weather permitting) at our Donor Remembrance Wall near the start/finish line and would love to have your poster there! It is a wonderful way to put a face to the heroes of donation.

The poster can include pictures, text, mementos, etc. but we do limit the size to a standard poster board (22” x28”) to help us get as many posters up as possible and to allow us to easily mount them on the wall. The second poster can be carried by the donor family during the race/walk.

If you cannot participate in the race, but would like to have a poster displayed, please drop it off at the Lifeline of Ohio offices by July 1, 2010. Don’t forget to include your name and phone number on the back so we can return it to you after the race. For more information, please contact Terri Louder at 614-384-7375.

Course Entertainment:

We are excited about the opportunity to provide our participants on-course entertainment to inspire on their trip around the course. We greatly appreciate the time donated by the following individuals, groups, and radio stations to help make the Dash for Donation bigger and better than ever, and to encourage more Ohioans to join the Ohio Donor Registry.

Audience:

The general public and those touched by organ and tissue donation and transplantation. This includes deceased donor families, living donors, transplant candidates, transplant recipients and the families of these groups.

Use of Event Proceeds:

Proceeds from this event are used to further Lifeline of Ohio’s educational programs for the communities in the 37 counties Lifeline of Ohio serves.:

Have a Mascot? Get Involved Here!

We welcome your mascot to participate in our “Kids and Mascots Dash.” Download the pdf for details here.

Volunteer!

We need volunteers to make the Dash a success! You can help with a water table, registration or directing runners. Contact Terri Louder for more information.

Contact Information:

Terri Louder, Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator
tlouder@lifelineofohio.org
1-800-525-5667 ext. 375
(direct) 614-384-7375
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