Attention all Heart Warriors ……….
Lifebanc’s 2017 Gift of Life Walk and Run is ONE (short) month from today.
The walk will be at Blossom Music Center on SUNDAY, August 6th, 2017 at Blossom Music Center. The Gates open at 7:30AM, Opening Ceremony at 8:45AM.
Rain or shine!
We are looking forward to you joining us. And, as with every year, you are not required to walk or run if you aren’t up to it ……… just come and hang out with us and have some fun.
Click this link to go to our team’s sign up page ………. HEART WARRIORS
Hello all Heart Warriors ……..
I truly hope that life has been good and everyone is in good health. Today, I am announcing that the Heart Warriors will be placing a team in the 2017 version of Lifebanc’s, Gift of Life Walk and Run.
This year’s event is on SUNDAY, August 6, 2017 and we will be back at Blossom Music Center this year. (NOTE, the Walk/Run is on SUNDAY)
I just registered the team “Heart Warriors” at this link ……… stop by and click on “JOIN TEAM”
Link – “CLICK HERE”
To all Heart Warriors ……. first, thank you for your help, your love and your kindness in making this year’s version of Lifebanc’s Gift of Life Walk & Run a huge success. I know that many of us were nervous about the unknowns of having the walk in downtown Cleveland, as a part of the Transplant Games of America. Overall, I think it went fairly well.
Yes, it was still an event filled with tons and tons of emotions ….. knowing the journey that all of us took to get here, whether it was as a patient, or as a family member or friend …. the experience of our separate journeys allowed us to laugh together, to cry together and to support each other and to also remember our donors and their families, as well as some of our friends that were either waiting on a transplant they didn’t receive or passed on at some point afterwards.
We were able to honor ALL organ donors, to celebrate the extra life we’ve been blessed with and to raise some money ($2,465 at this point) for Lifebanc to help educate the community about the benefits of organ donation and also to help provide bereavement services to families whose lives have been touched by organ donation.
A special thanks to Holly, for doing a lot of assisting behind the scenes.
And a special mention to Eric McLlelan (nephew of Bill & Marilyn Dlugos) who finished 2nd in his age group and 9th overall in the race.
I am humbled and honored to have walked with all of you. Bless all of you!
PS: If you have other pictures that you’d like me to add, just send them my way. I know many of the pictures I took were not usable.
Hey Heart Warriors,
First, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you and yours.
Thanks for making our team a success in 2015 and as of today, at least we know the date for next year’s (2016) Lifebanc’s Gift of Life Walk and Run.
Lifebanc communicated to me that the date for the walk in 2016 has been moved to June 11th and the walk will be in Cleveland as a part of the 2016, Transplant Games. So, PLEASE SAVE THAT DATE!
The Transplant Games will be held from June 10th to June 15th. If you’d like more details about the games you can look the their website HERE or contact Lifebanc.
Registration for the walk will most likely open on Feb 1.
Again, Happy New Year to you and your families … may you find peace, good health and prosperity in 2016.
Be well, DAP
Our team photo from the Lifebanc “Gift of Life Walk & Run” on 8/8/2015.
What a GREAT team we have!!
Gift Of Life Walk and Run – 2015 – New Year – New Team
GOLWR is on 8/8 this year (2015) at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls OH.
Eight is significant because each and every donor can save a EIGHT lives.
Introducing – The Heart Warriors
A warrior is a defined as a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage or aggressiveness. Also as a brave or experienced soldier or fighter.
As we look at heart transplants, it is NOT only the patient that becomes a warrior, but also the family and the friends as well. It takes a team of people to survive a heart transplant. WE ARE ALL WARRIORS!
Our team is not looking to be the biggest, the loudest or the team with the most people…… we just want to have fun …. we want to honor our donors …… we want laugh together, cry together, support each other and perhaps we will raise some funds to help Lifebanc accomplish their mission of getting the word out about the benefits of organ donation.
We plan on purchasing new T-shirts for the entire team for this year’s walk and run.
We will update this site as more information about the walk becomes available.
Thank you, Don Peshek with MUCH help from Holly Mulkerin