17th Annual Donate Life Run/Walk

2018 UCLA Health Donate Life Run Walk Group Photo
2018 UCLA Health Donate Life Run Walk Group Photo

UCLA Health

UCLA Health – one of the largest solid organ transplant centers in the nation – raised more than $6,000 at the 16th annual Donate Life Run/Walk, benefiting the One Legacy Foundation, which works to save lives by advancing donation and transplantation of organs and tissues through research, public education and honoring donors whose legacies live on. Please use the link here to view the 2018 Run/Walk Recap Video: https://youtu.be/kT64yhyX4AQ 

Thank you to everyone who supported UCLA Health’s run/walk team in 2018! Now, we are planning the 17th Annual Donate Life Run/Walk  -- Team “UCLA Health”!

First of all, let us share with you a patient story: It’s almost four years since Jim received his double lung transplant on April 10th, 2015 and he is doing really great and enjoying his life with his wife of 48 years, his loving family and especially his six grand kids. Jim started the “Team Lung Strong UCLA” team and joined the 14th annual Donate Life Run/Walk benefiting the One Legacy Foundation in April 2016. This is the first patient-initiated team at UCLA and his vision is to show the appreciation to the donor families, medical and nursing staff who supported him through his transplant journey, as well as to raise awareness for the need of organ and tissue donation for the many other patients who are on the waiting lists for transplant.

This year, please join our combined “UCLA Health” team for the 17th annual Donate Life Run/Walk at Cal State Fullerton on April 27, 2019. Let’s walk side by side and enjoy the day together – our medical and nursing staff as well as former transplant recipients will celebrate our annual reunion together while supporting a great cause as the three former smaller UCLA teams join together to show a stronger presence in the community. The Donate Life Run/Walk Family Festival is children and pet friendly. You do not need to register for children and they will join you for FREE! Please bring your dogs along, too! All participants on the UCLA Health Team will receive a FREE UCLA t-shirt in addition to the Donate Life Run/Walk t-shirt for supporting the team! This annual event is a great opportunity for volunteering as well for high school and college students. All volunteers will receive a FREE t-shirt, food, and community service hours. Please see www.DonateLifeRunWalk.org/Volunteer for more details. 

Please click the “Join Team” button, then shape up for a beautiful 5k (3.11 miles) stroll around the beautiful campus. This is a great opportunity for us to give back to the community and support the organization that helps save many patients’ lives. Or, if you are unable to walk with us, please consider making a contribution of your choosing by clicking on the “Give Now” button. We sincerely appreciate any and all help.

We are also looking into providing charter bus to and from Cal State Fullerton if there are enough interested participants. We will continue to monitor registration status and provide updates regarding transportation along the way. The charter bus will start from UCLA and provide round-trip transportation. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Your Co-Captains,

Emily Stimpson, call (310)267-8290

Sherry Xu, call (310)267-9529

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