Memorial Transplant Services' 5K Run/Walk
Memorial Medical Center's Transplant Services holds an annual 5K Run/Walk to raise funds to benefit our Transplant Patient Assistance Fund.
The Transplant Patient Assistance Fund is used throughout the year to assist patients with emergent needs. The 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
- Emergency disaster relief (i.e., home fire)
The 2010 Transplant 5K Run/Walk raised $12,000 for the Transplant Patient Assistance Fund. Over 360 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.