On Sunday morning thousands of people will gather at the steps of Philadelphia Museum of Art to participate in 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer runs and a 3-kilometer walk to raise money for organ and tissue donation. Race-day registration for the 15th annual Dash for Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness opens at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
The runs and walk follow West River Drive. Last year’s Dash raised more than $400,000. The event attracts participants that include family members of past donors, as well as patients waiting for transplants. The Dash is a program of the Gift of Life Donor Program the organization to procure organs in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. Since 1974 Gift of Life has coordinated more than 29,000 organ transplants.
April is National Organ Donor Awareness Month.