AS 12 MEMBER TEAMS run Napa Valley to Santa Cruz (2-3 legs/runner) crossing the Golden Gate Bridge at midnight, the transfer of the baton symbolizes the transfer of an organ from donor to participant. Run, walk, volunteer or donate an organ!
ORGANS R US (ORU and Friends, 501c3 45-3266453) promotes organ donation through athletics. The 1996-1998 Relays were dedicated to three-year-old Delaney Corbitt. After Delaney received a kidney in 1997, President Clinton signed a Relay shirt for Delaney while runners crossed the finish. The 2009-2016 Relays were dedicated to Katie Grace Groebner (born 7/16/02) who received a new heart and lungs on 6/14/14. OF 125,000 AMERICANS waiting for transplants, 20 die each day before a donor is found. Discuss your wishes regarding organ donation with your family and register online to be an organ donor. ORU has no paid executives, officers or directors (Jobs available, salary=$0). ORU has generated publicity about the shortage of organ donors worth more than $25 million, supported families facing life threatening illness, provided Transplant Olympics scholarships and purchased computers for registering organ donors.
KKNC :Kannada Koota of Northern California (KKNC), USA, started in 1973, is approved by the U.S. Federal Government as a Registered Non-Profit, Charitable Institution under IRS regulation 501(C)(3), your membership contribution to KKNC may be tax deductible. It also works closely with many other charity organizations to promote collection of funds for humanitarian causes.
In its march into the 46th year, KKNC is a fully grown juvenile, nurtured and developed by great Kannada community of Northern California.
Runner's Club was created as one on the initiatives within KKNC to help first time runners to train and participate in Relays and other running events and participating in this event is one such initiative.
KKNC has started relays/ races as initiate to train teams of first time runners or runners who want to train together as a team and particpate in newer events. This is the second team that is being trained after Sevathon last year. It is great to run under KKNC's banner
Team Hoysala: Please donate towards team Hoysala's effort to raise the funds as part of the Golden Gate Relay