We're excited for GR8toDON8 2020.

 

GR8toDON8

REGISTRATION

Virtual | In-Person Packet Pick Up  $35.00
Virtual | Mail Race Packet  $40.00

 

PACKET PICKUP

This option is only available for registrants that selection "In-Person" packet pick up.

THURSDAY, October 22

In-Person Drive Thru Packet Pick Up

11:00 am - 6:00 pm — OurLegacy Offices | 601 S. Lake Destiny Rd. Suite 400 Maitland, FL 32751

FRIDAY, October 23

In-Person Drive Thru Packet Pick Up

11:00 am - 6:00 pm — OurLegacy Offices | 601 S. Lake Destiny Rd. Suite 400 Maitland, FL 32751

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, October 24

8:00 am — LIVE Virtual Opening Program on Facebook

Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Gr8toDon8

 

EXPLORE THE COURSES

Walk your neighborhood, favorite park or utilize one of the pre-mapped routes below from our friends at Laughing Rhino Events! Your virtual efforts will help draw even more attention than ever to the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and continue our life-saving mission to educate the community and honor the Gift of Life.

Join us for our virtual kick off with a opening program at 8am on October 24th through email and Facebook LIVE.


About GR8toDON8

 

The GR8toDON8 8k Run for Organ Donation was founded by Dr. Jeff Sadowsky, a local physician who shares passion for and understands the importance of organ and tissue donation.

Currently the Associate Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Orlando Regional Medical Center, he was initially impacted by the power of donation during his early years in training. During his Residency, he often saw very ill patients in need of transplantation.

He understood the importance of donation, but it wasn’t until October 2009 when he joined OurLegacy for a national conference on donation that his passion ignited.

It was at the National Learning Congress on Organ and Tissue Donation that he met dozens of donor families and recipients who shared their powerful stories on donation and the effect it had on their lives.

One organ donor can save up to eight lives (hence the 8K Run for Organ Donation) while tissue donation can improve the quality of life for dozens more. Last year, nearly 31,000 lives were saved due to the generosity of organ donors. Today, more than 120,000 children and adults await that precious gift. Hundreds of thousands more patiently wait for the gift of tissue donation.

That’s when Dr. Sadowsky’s ideas began to flow, leading him and his friends to this event. He wanted to create an opportunity to educate others on donation while raising funds to assist OurLegacy with the educational programs they already have in place. Contributions from the GR8toDON8 8k Run for Organ Donation will support these educational programs, encouraging individuals to learn the facts on donation and make a decision, officially designating their wishes through the Joshua Abbott Organ & Tissue Donor Registry at www.DonateLifeFlorida.org.