TAMPA, Fla. – (January 26, 2018) – LifeLink Legacy Fund® will host its Third Annual “Love Give Live 5K Walk/Run” on Saturday, February 10th at Water Works Park in the downtown Tampa area. This family-oriented race is being held to promote the lifesaving message of organ and tissue donation, while raising funds for both LifeLink Legacy Fund, to provide financial assistance to local organ transplant patients in need, and Donate Life Florida, to further statewide donation education efforts for Florida’s organ, eye and tissue donor registry.
Water Works Park is located at 1710 N. Highland Avenue in Tampa, conveniently located along Tampa’s Riverwalk. Onsite registration begins at 6:30AM with race promptly starting at 7:30AM. Race participants can register early for a discounted rate – now thru February 8th - $35 for adults, $30 for kids ages 4-12, children under 3 years of age are free. Individuals can also register onsite the day of race – rates are $40 for adults, $35 for kids ages 4-12, children 3 and under are free. Team registration and fundraising are encouraged, so individuals should feel free to further promote race participation with their friends, family and/or co-workers. All participants will receive a goodie bag, including a complimentary t-shirt and race medal. For additional event details and/or to pre-register online, visit www.LifeLinkFoundation.org.
LifeLink Legacy Fund is a 501(c)3 established in 1990 to support LifeLink Foundation’s efforts in organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Over the last twenty-five years, the Legacy Fund has emerged into a boundless support system for pre- and post- transplant patients in need of financial assistance. The Legacy Fund also provides funding for critical research and programs to improve organ and tissue donation and transplantation. To date, the Legacy Fund has been privileged to contribute over $2 million to hundreds of individuals and to organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
Donate Life Florida is the statewide alliance of organ, tissue and eye recovery programs in Florida, as well as other interested parties, and is tasked by the state of Florida with overseeing the Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. Florida’s donor registry allows Floridians to express their legally binding decision to save lives as a donor, and is funded through contributions made to the state or Donate Life Florida. Support of Florida’s organ, tissue and eye donor registry enhances donation education in Florida, and expands opportunities for Floridians to join the registry when they get or renew their driver license or state identification card, or by visiting the registry online at www.DonateLifeFlorida.org.