Justin’s Run4Hope in Whitestown encourages organ donation

Bryan Langford meets Michael Valdez, who received Justin Langford’s pancreas. (Submitted photo)
At age 23, Justin Langford tragically lost his life as the result of an accident while driving a flat-bed truck during performance calibration activities for his employer, Allison Transmission, in Flagstaff, Ariz., in May 2014.

His parents, Bryan and Janice Langford, have made sure their son’s memory lives on. As an organ donor, Justin made certain others live on.

The second annual Justin’s Run4Hope is at 9 a.m. May 20 at New Hope Christian Church in Whitestown. The run is to inspire hope and fitness. Proceeds from the 4-mile walk/run, 1-mile walk and half-mile kids dash goes to the Justin David Langford Memorial Fund for a scholarship at Vanderbilt University and Zionsville Community High School. Justin, a 2009 ZCHS graduate, graduated from Vanderbilt in 2013. His younger brother, Kyle, is a recent Vanderbilt graduate who is headed to medical school in the fall. Kelsi Buckley, who was Justin’s girlfriend, will travel from San Antonio to participate in the race. Continue reading

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