5k Celebrates Gift Of Life: ‘You Can Actually Be A Live Donor’

CBS DENVER | Kelly Wetherman

DENVER (CBS4) – Nearly 6,000 people filled Washington Park in Denver Sunday morning for the 17th annual Donor Alliance Donor Dash.

The 5K event is designed to celebrate the gift of life. It honors those who are alive and others who saved lives through organ and tissue donation.

“It’s really an indicator of the impact organ, eye and tissue donation here in Colorado,” Andrea Smith, Director of Public Relations for Donor Alliance, said.

Colorado has the second highest percentage of registered donors in the nation, Smith said, falling second to Alaska. Tammy Weatherly’s nephew, Sal Gonzales, was one of them.

“We lost our nephew about four years ago,” Weatherly told CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann. Continue reading


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