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Heroes on Foot: Be the Inspiration, Be the Dash Sea of Green!

As we mark our 10 year anniversary of working at Lifeline of Ohio’s Dash for Donation, we invite you to join us to be part of the inspiration for organ, eye, and tissue donation in downtown Columbus on Saturday morning, July 13.

The old adage says, “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

The 2012 Sea of Green photo of nearly 4,000 Dash participants IS inspiration in action. Whether running or walking, you will be among thousands of miracles in motion:  those who have received the Gift of Life through a heart, liver, lung, kidney, pancreas, small bowel, eye or tissue transplant; those families whose deceased loved one generously gave the gift of life; and those who have given unselfishly as living donors.  Picture yourself as part of such an amazing sea of people—the Dash for Donation Sea of Green!

You will be inspired additionally by the hand-written and decorated messages on the racing bibs worn by participants, personalizing how donation has impacted their lives.  Margaret’s personal message is: “10th Anniversary…I walk for Larry…my donor…my hero.”  Undoubtedly, the most treasured inspiration will be found on the Donor Remembrance Wall, where donor families display posters with photos and messages to honor their loved one’s gift.

Phil and Margaret Petrosky’s team walks for Larry, Margaret’s donor, at the Dash for Donation.

The inspiration in witnessing  thousands of Heroes on Foot is plenty of fun, too.  See the bright eyes and wide smiles and hear the laughter as the Dash kicks off with the Kids and Mascot Dash. Following the mascot dash, the 1K family fun walk kicks off and features a new Arena District route to leisurely walk and talk with family and friends.  Finally, with runners first and walkers close behind, the 5K main event  ventures through the Arena district into the Scioto Mile, loops through north downtown on High Street and finishes back in the Arena District to the roar of cheers from organ, eye and tissue donation believers.  The festivities don’t stop there! The Dash creates its own party in the Batelle Plaza with a street fair featuring food and beverages for participants and offering plenty of time to hear why Dash participants believe in the power of donation.

This year’s Dash features a newly designed “Sea of Green” T-shirt where you can check off your connection to organ, eye, and tissue donation: your personal inspiration.  Please join us for the 2013 Dash for Donation and register today. Don’t forget to take advantage of the “I’m a Hero” rate by registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor before you sign-up!

Registration for the Team Challenge closes May 23 so don’t wait!

Be the inspiration for organ, eye, and tissue donation!
Phil and Margaret Petrosky

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