Nevada Donor Network to Hold Hope Glows
5K Fun Run/Walk in Honor of Donate Life Month
Nevada Donor Network (NDN) will host the Hope Glows 5K Fun Run/Walk in honor of National Donate Life Month. The nighttime charity event will raise awareness and funds to support the organization’s mission to maximize the gift of life and health through organ, eye, and tissue donation. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to “glow” in support of the almost 115,000 Americans waiting for a lifesaving transplant.
The event will include music, a costume competition, welcome warm-up ceremony, food trucks, activities such as glowin-the-dark
face painting, horseshoe and cornhole competitions, raffle prizes, and more. Hundreds of supporters, including local transplant recipients, living donors, community partners, and family members of donor heroes who have given the gift of life to others will be in attendance. Entry is free and open to all ages.
NDN will provide the opportunity for attendees to register as a donor hero on-site at the event and representatives will be available to answer any questions about organ, eye, and tissue donation.
Currently, 581 Nevadans are waiting for a lifesaving transplant, and a new name is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes. 22 people die every day in the U.S. because they do not receive a transplant in time. To date, more than 1.2 million Nevadans are registered as donor heroes.
To learn more about the Hope Glows 5K Fun Run/Walk and to get involved, please visit: www.nvdonor.org/hopeglows.
WHAT: Nevada Donor Network’s Hope Glows 5K Fun Run/Walk
WHEN: 6 -9 p.m., Saturday April 21, 2018
(Registration begins at 6 p.m., and Run/Walk at 8 p.m.)
WHERE: Mountain’s Edge Exploration Peak Park,
9700 S Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89178