Thank You for Supporting Organ Donation with Me!
Thank you for supporting our team, Run for Your Life!” as we raise funds for organ donation and transplantation!
Five years ago my friend, Charlotte Bashforth, donated her kidney to save me from going on dialysis and waiting for a deceased kidney donor. I am back to normal and I owe my life to Charlotte and her family. There's an express lane to heaven for people like her and her gift was not just for me, but also for my family and everyone else I touch along the way with the extra time she gave me.
Not everyone is as blessed as I am. Of the 100,000 people waiting for a kidney transplant this year, only 14,000 will find a donor. Many will die waiting. This is primarily from lack of awareness and too few donors, living or dead. Did you know that when you kick the bucket your body can save the lives of seven people like me? Now you know.
Both our families, 4 adults and 4 children in all, run and walk the annual 5K to support the NJ Sharing Network and their mission to save lives and restore health through organ and tissue donation. Thank you for supporting our efforts and making a contribution to the cause! Last year our team was a fundraising leader and we want to do it again with your help.
Sincerely, Richard Engel
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