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20th annual Donor Dash underway in Denver’s Washington Park

The Donor Dash is organized by the Donor Alliance, which facilitates organ and tissue donation in Colorado and Wyoming.

Now in its 20th year, the Donor Alliance hopes this year’s edition of the Donor Dash 5K run/walk will top last year’s record-breaking attendance of nearly 6,500 race participants.

The 5K started at 8 a.m. Sunday in Denver’s Washington Park. Children under 3 can participate in the “Diaper Dash” at 9:15 a.m., and everyone can take part in the post-race expo.

The Donor Dash is meant to celebrate and honor the lives of organ, eye and tissue donors, recipients and their families, as well as to recognize those who continue to wait for a life-saving transplant. The Donor Alliance, a nonprofit, facilitates organ and tissue donation in Colorado and most of Wyoming.

This year, former Denver Broncos offensive tackle and Super Bowl 50 champion Ryan Harris will be at the event to sign autographs and pose for photos with fans. His father received a kidney transplant that saved his life, and after the 5K, he and other Coloradans touched by organ donation will share their stories at the expo.  

You can find more information about the Donor Dash here: bit.ly/2tTcEWb

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