Our 10th Annual LifePoint Race for Life was held on Saturday, February 28 at James Island County Park with a total of 696 registrants. Events included a 10K, 5K, ˝ Mile Fun Run, Kids Zone and Vendors Row. More than 35 groups formed TEAMS to participate in honor or memory of a loved one or as a work group who participated together to show support for our life-saving cause. Registrants were from Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and South Carolina.
Gold, silver and bronze medals, plus gift certificates from TrySports, were presented to those who finished in the top three of each age/gender division in both the 5K and 10K. The overall top three male and female winners were also awarded cash prizes:
1st Place, $200, Michael Banks; Sarah Harrimon
2nd Place, $100, Matt Shock; Joy Miller
3rd Place, $50, Chris Bailey; Heather Costello
1st Place, $300, Michael Banks; Sarah Harrimon
2nd Place, $200, Michael Dixon; Joy Miller
3rd Place, $100, Eric Ashton; Elizabeth Nyberg
Our race marked the debut of CHANCE THE DONOR DOG, the new donation mascot for LifePoint and Donate Life SC. All participants received 10th anniversary commemorative dog tags with a picture of Chance on one side and the 2015 race logo on the other side.
Major race sponsors included: Bridge to Life, ABC News 4 Charleston, Medline, South Carolina Hospital Association, Allied World Insurance, J.C. Wilkie Construction,
Lucey Mortgage Corporation, RTI Donor Services, Sallop Insurance and Trident Construction.
Congratulations to Cantrese White, winner of the Chance, The Donor Dog Photo Contest!
View "The Power of Two" Documentary
Everyone in the transplant community knows that it takes power to give the gift of life through organ donation, survive the wait and thrive after receiving a transplant. Twin sisters and double lung transplant recipients Ana Stenzel and Isa Stenzel Byrnes, and other members of the transplant community worldwide, show what power can do in the documentary film “The Power of Two.” Called “compelling” and “poetic” by the Wall Street Journal, and an “inspiring triumph” by Golden Globe® nominated actor Jack Black, this winner of ten film festival awards has entertained, educated and inspired audiences globally.
This short video was produced by Donate Life South Carolina to increase awareness about the need for more organ and tissue donors. It also gives information about the South Carolina Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.
A Message from Our Director
Thanks to the hard work of our many dedicated employees, volunteers, and professional associates, LifePoint continues to make great progress in advancing organ and tissue donation in South Carolina.
Through the generosity of our donor families, hundreds of lives have been saved and enhanced. Yet, the need for donation continues. We are privileged, humbled and honored to have a part in this lifesaving work. Please help us with your commitment to be a donor.
Nancy A. Kay CEO/President of LifePoint, Inc.