Run Through the Heart of Ybor in Support of Organ, Eye & Tissue Donation
LifeLink Legacy Fund® and Lions Eye Institute Foundation to co-host The Roar Through Ybor 5K Race
& 1 Mile Fun Run in Ybor City
Tampa, FL — LifeLink Legacy Fund® and Lions Eye Institute Foundation are uniting forces to co-host the family-friendly Roar Through Ybor 5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Run on the evening of Friday, April 19th at Centennial Park in Ybor City. The event will raise awareness and funds for organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation.
Race registration and check-in on race day begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by a 7:00 p.m. race kickoff. Awards will be presented during the post-race celebration in Centennial Park, along with local cuisine, music, beer and wine while uniting together in support of organ, eye and tissue donation. Sonya Bryson, of Tampa Bay Lightning fame, will be singing the National Anthem. Roar Through Ybor is being co-sponsored this year by the City of Tampa. For additional event information, including race packet pick-up details, please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Tampa/RoarThroughYbor.
WHERE: Centennial Park in Ybor City (located at 1800 East 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605)
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 2019 (registration begins at 6:00 PM, followed by race kickoff at 7:00 PM)
About LifeLink Legacy Fund In collaboration with transplant centers throughout the three organ recovery service areas that LifeLink Foundation serves, LifeLink Legacy Fund supports transplant patients through financial assistance programs. To date, the Legacy Fund has provided more than two million dollars to fulfill its mission of support. LifeLink Legacy Fund also funds research and other initiatives that positively impact organ donation and the transplant community. For more information visit www.LifeLinkLegacyFund.org.
About the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research (LEITR) Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research is a non-profit organization that is a global resource for providing the gift of sight through research, charitable projects, distribution, and tissue recovery services. Our mission is to set new
standards for ocular endeavors that will improve visual outcomes and quality of life for those who are blind or visually impaired. LEITR’s Eye Bank, located in Tampa, Fla., is one of the largest combined eye bank and ocular research centers in the world. Since its inception 45 years ago, LEITR has brought the “Gift of Sight” to more than 130,000 men, women and children worldwide. For more information visit www.LionsEyeInstitute.org.