23rd Annual Gift Of Life Donor Dash Hopes To Raise Awareness


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In the rain and cold on Sunday morning, thousands of people had a heartwarming reason to clock some miles.

“It’s been an amazing experience. It’s given me a second chance at life,” said Arlinda Smith, who received pancreas and kidney transplants.

The 23rd annual Donor Dash took place near the Art Museum in Philadelphia to celebrate the lives saved through organ and tissue donation, to honor the donors who have passed, and to encourage others to consider giving.

Megan Kienzle of Malvern didn’t hesitate.

“She was really, really sick. She didn’t have that much time,” Kienzle said of her friend, Leanne Purcell.

Nearly three years ago, she donated half of her liver to Purcell, who suddenly fell ill. Continue reading 

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