Sparks walk to raise awareness for organ donations

Reno Gazette-Journal | Tyler Hersko

Sparks firefighter Tyler Carson and a coworker near the end of their lap Saturday, July 4 around the Sparks Marina with the Flag Runners. The Sparks Marina will be host to a fun run to raise awareness for organ donations on Sunday. (Photo: Marcella Corona/RGJ)

The Sierra Nevada Donor Awareness organization will raise awareness for donations at the 8th annual Donor Walk on Sunday, Sept. 20.

The two-mile fun walk will take place around the Sparks Marina.

The organization hopes to educate the community on the life-saving possibilities granted by organ and tissue donation through the sharing of success stories. There are currently 563 Nevadans waiting for a life-saving organ donation. Continue reading