Oklahoma non-profit gears up for 1 Mile Walk and USATF Certified Race on November 6
Hundreds of participants will fill the trails near Lake Hefner November 6 to run and walk with a purpose to celebrate the gift of life. The LifeShare Foundation is hosting their fourth annual ‘Little Red Heart’ 5K Run and 1 Mile walk as they continue raising awareness and providing education on the importance of being an organ donor. The event honors those who have received the gift of life through organ and tissue donation, remembers those who were organ and tissue donors and gives hope to thousands who wait on a lifesaving transplant.
The LifeShare Foundation welcomes Gabrielle Butler, of Oklahoma City, as the organization’s new Director of Development.
The LifeShare Foundation was established to support the activities and initiatives of LifeShare of Oklahoma to help save more lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. LifeShare is the organ procurement organization in Oklahoma responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant purposes.
In 2014, Jennifer Ward lost her 25 year old sister, Stacy Hadley, in a tragic accident; however, Stacy lives on in others as an organ donor. Jennifer will celebrate her sister’s life and bring awareness to the importance of organ donation by participating in the Little Red Heart 5K organized by the LifeShare Foundation in Oklahoma City on Saturday, November 3.
Michelle and Jantz Kinzer, of Edmond, lost their child Jantz Jr. ten years ago, yet he lives on in others as an organ donor. Baby Jantz, as he is affectionately called, will be celebrated in the upcoming Little Red Heart 5K organized by the LifeShare Foundation.
The LifeShare Foundation serves as a partner to LifeShare of Oklahoma by generating awareness, support and research for organ, eye and tissue donation.
Hundreds of participants will fill the streets of Oklahoma City’s Boathouse district November 3 to run and walk with a purpose to honor those who have received the gift of life through organ and tissue donation, remember those who gave the gift of life and give hope to thousands who wait on a lifesaving transplant.
LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma unveiled the LifeShare Foundation at a Ribbon Cutting event earlier this week.
The new Foundation will support activities and initiatives of LifeShare to help save more lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. It will serve to extend LifeShare’s philanthropic outreach in the community and will give LifeShare the opportunity to build partnerships across the state.