Today’s Workout: 25 minutes weights, 6.25 treadmill miles – 50 minutes, 10 minutes elliptical***
If you have been following my blog for awhile you know that I started it after my little brother Trevor passed away in a tragic car accident in October of 2009. After Trevor passed away I picked up running as a way to help cope with his death. Me and Trevor were incredibly close and running has filled a major void for me in grieving with his loss.
After Trevor’s death two of my greatest passions in life have become running and organ donation. Trevor was an organ donor and through his selfless donation lives were saved. Immediately after Trevor’s death my family was faced with the difficult decision of organ donation. Trevor had selected “yes” to organ donation on his drivers license and this made the decision easy for us. I think it is one of the best decisions Trevor and my family has ever made because it has touched our lives in so many ways.
Trevor’s name is displayed on the Celebrate life Monument in downtown SLC and each year my family celebrates his life at the annual Organ Donor Recognition Ceremony.
Since organ donation is something my family and I are so incredibly passionate about and it has directly touched our lives in so many ways we have decided to put together a team for this years Dash for Donation in honor of my brother Trevor.
If you live in Utah and would like to join us in running in honor of my brother please click Here to register. Use team name Running For Trevor to join our team and save $7 off of your registration fee.
I will also be designing some awesome team shirts for everyone who participates so make sure to let me know if you sign up so that I can get you a shirt. Julia and I ran this event last year in honor of my friend Erin who was awaiting a kidney transplant and I think we would both agree that it was a wonderful experience. It is a very well organized race with a lot of great giveaway prizes and all proceeds go towards Intermountain Donor Registry and help aid the 110,586 people currently waiting for an organ.
- 18 people will die each day waiting for an organ
- 1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives
- Someone is added to the organ donor waiting list every 11 minutes
- Each day 75 people receive organ transplants
“Organ transplantation has become an accepted medical treatment for end-stage organ failure. The facts prove it. But only you can help make it happen.”
Are you an organ donor?
Has your life been affected by the gift of organ donation?
Are you going to join my team?