Be the Gift 5K Run/Walk

 

Returning in 2022

Fleet Feet and Sierra Donor Services are committed to your health and safety. Due to the uncertainty of future public gatherings we have decided to cancel plans for a 2021 event. We have decided to set our sights on Be The Gift 5K - 2022. We look forward to welcoming you back to an in-person event on October 22 of 2022.

Liver Recipient Jim CorderoAbout Be the Gift

Be the Gift 5K Run/Walk aims to raise funds for Sierra Donor Services Public Education department that brings awareness to the state and national Donate Life registries. In the Sierra Donor Services’ area, more than 2,300 people now wait for a life-saving organ transplant. The need for transplants far exceeds the number of Transplant Candidatedonations in the area covered by Sierra Donor Services, and across the nation. Currently, in the United States, about 114,000 people wait for an organ transplant. One third of them will die waiting for a transplant.

Post-race activities include a butterfly release to honor donor families and informational booths from the American Heart Association, Bloodsource, and the UC Davis Transplant Center.