BENEFITING: Donate Life Connecticut
ORGANIZER: Donate Life Connecticut
EVENT DATE: Oct 12, 2013
Hi! I am Kari! I am running in the ING Hartford Marathon (ok, just the 5K) to benefit Donate Life Connecticut. I am very passionate about raising awareness about organ and tissue donation. My younger sister, Mandy, became a donor after a fatal car accident in 2003. She was three months from graduating college as a nurse! Two of her college spring breaks she spent with Habitat for Humanity. She camped out on the New Hampshire capitol to bring awarness to homeless rights. She was a do-gooder!
I am also running to honor a wonderful friend to my husband and I. Jason was someone who wouldn't turn from a homeless person- but rather give him food. He didn't shower everyday to save water for the earth. He saw things deeper and more intensely than most of us do. He passed away unexpectedly in April 2012 - but before being interned, he donated his tissues to help others. He was the usher that walked my sister Amanda down the aisle at my wedding. He knew the importance of donation and followed through in his last gift to the world.
So, in their honor, I am running to raise money to support a cause I know they'd approve of.
Please support me. It will feel good to give a little!
If you would prefer to mail your support, please send to Kari Mull c/o Donate Life Connecticut - PO Box 278, Durham, CT 06422.