The 6th annual C.A.R.E. 5K and 10K Run and Walk for Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Awareness is on Saturday.
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From My Angel Foundation: Dedicated Participants Brave Cold and Rain to Raise Awareness for Organ Donation WHO: Walkers and runners who support organ, eye and tissue donation, including: organ transplant recipients; family and friends of donors; registered organ donors; others. WHAT: 6th Annual C.A.R.E. 5K and 10K Run and Walk for Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Awareness. C.A.R.E. stands for Compassion for Awareness, Remembrance and Education. WHERE: Centennial Park – 1255 Warrior Lane, Waukee WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2013 Registration and sign-in 6:30 a.m.- 8 a.m. Opening remarks and National Anthem 8 a.m. Beginning of Run/Walk 8:30 a.m. WHY: More than …
In 2006, Ted Cochran received a kidney transplant. Five years later, he's taking his second chance at life and repaying it through his non-profit My Angel Foundation, which educates others about organ donation.
This story about Ted Cochran and My Angel Foundation has been nominated as a Greatest Person of the Day for the Huffington Post. You can find it and other Greatest Person stories from around the country here. Aug. 29, 2006, is the day that Ted Cochran says changed his life. It was on that day, after years of battling the effects of a childhood illness and deteriorating kidney function, that Cochran received a new kidney. His donor? His mother, Carla Cochran, 54, an emergency room nurse. "As a nurse, throughout the years, I knew that the day would come when Ted would need a new kidney," she said. "As a nurse, I also knew how many people were on a waiting list. I know that at that time, there were 260 people on waiting list for a kidney. I …