Memorial Transplant Services' 5K Run/Walk
Memorial Transplant Services holds an annual 5K Run/Walk to raise funds to benefit our Transplant Patient Assistance Fund. The Transplant Patient Assistance Fund assists patients with:
- Transportation expenses involved with doctor visits
- Lodging needs for patients and their family members during pre-transplant workup, the period immediately following transplant surgery and during periods of treatment for rejection
- Prescription medication costs and/or co-pays
- Funding for emergency disaster relief.
The 2012 Transplant 5K Run/Walk raised $9,000 for the Transplant Patient Assistance Fund. 501 people participated in the event, including transplant recipients, living donors and families of deceased donors.
This event is a wonderful opportunity for patients and donor families to come together and share their stories. Speaking with others who have experienced the gift of a transplant is very healing for many donor families.