Source: Studio Ten | Fox 10 TV
Organ recipients of the area known as Team Alabama with the AOC ( Alabama Organ Center ) and Southeastern Charities will be hosting the Walk in the Park. It's a casual stroll around Mobile Municipal Park (Langan).
The Walk was created as a way to Celebrate the Gift's of Life, Honor the Donors, and support each other through Friends, Family and Relationships. NO COST to Walk, NO COST to Register to be an Organ & Tissue Donor.
Anyone who pledges or raises $25 will receive an event shirt. For everyne there will be hot dogs, chips, cake and bottled water.
Current stats for waiting list in Alabama
Walk in the Park
Saturday, April 30
Pets are allowed
Please click on the Studio10 link to see an interview about the event.
Also, here is some information provided by Team Alabama - Mobile:
Who Are We?
As part of the National Kidney Foundation of Alabama, Team Alabama 2010 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization. Our team members include organ recipients, donor families, living donors, health care professionals, and their families and friends. We are heavily involved in fund raising activities to defray the costs associated with sending athletes to The U.S. Transplant Games. “The Games” are held under the auspices of The National Kidney Foundation.
What Makes Us A “Team”?
The ultimate purpose of The Games — and all of the fund raising events leading up to them — is to raise awareness of the urgent need for organ donors, to call attention to the success of organ and tissue transplantation, and to celebrate life among recipients, their families and their friends. http://teamalabama.wordpress.com/about-us/medal-award-ceremony/
The U.S. Transplant Games is a four-day athletic competition among recipients of organ transplants. Competition in The Games is open to anyone who has received a lifesaving solid organ transplant — heart, liver, kidney, lung, and pancreas. Heterologous bone marrow recipients are also eligible to participate.
Another Goal is to bring Awareness to important need for Organ Donor Registration! Online Registration @www.donatelife.net
Green is our Awareness Color and April is National Donate Life Month!