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October 11 09:06 AM

Donate Life Hope Run set for Oct. 13

5K Run/1-Mile Hero Walk to celebrate organ donors and transplant recipients

LOPA (Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency) will host its second Donate Life Hope Run, which includes a 5K run along with a one-mile walk on Sunday, Oct. 13.

This year’s title sponsors are Landers Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler, First Guaranty Bank, Cooper Design Build and Scott Moran.

The race will take place along the Red River in downtown Shreveport beginning at the Stoner Boat Launch at Clyde Fant Parkway. The one-mile walk will begin at 3:30 p.m., and the 5K will start at 4 p.m.

Awards will be given to overall male and female winners in five different age categories, plus there will be plenty of prizes given away during a raffle drawing at the end of the race.

Individual participants and teams can register online at www.sportspectrumusa.com or www.lopa.org.

The pre-registration fee is only $30, and onsite registration will be $35.

Raffle tickets are only $10 each. Prizes include autographed LSU memorabilia from Shaquille O’Neal and football and baseball head coaches, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, and gift certificates to several area fine restaurants.

This event is to honor and celebrate our Donate Life Heroes who have given the “gift of life” through organ and tissue donation.

One organ donor can save the lives of up to nine people who are waiting on a life-saving organ transplant. In the United States, we have over 180,000 patients waiting for a second chance at life, and we desperately need to raise awareness for more people to become organ donors.

Our mission at LOPA is simple: help save lives through organ and tissue donation. Register to become an organ donor at www.donatelifeLA.org and help support our donor families and transplant recipients by registering for our Donate Life Hope Run.

For more information, visit www.lopa.org.

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