Anthony Penna Foundation
Please join us on April 15th for the 23rd Annual Donor Dash!
Since 1996, the Donor Dash has been raising funds to educate the community about the critical need for more people to register as organ and tissue donors.
As a designated organ donor, Anthony was able to give the gift of life to three people in our local community. A man in his 50's received his liver, a man in his forties received one kidney and a woman in her 20's received the other kidney. Just before Christmas, we received a letter from one of the kidney recipients. "Steve" shared that he was on the donor list for seven years and that his health was deteriorating quickly. He is now back at work and engaged in all of his family's activities. He thanked us for Anthony's "precious" gift. Also prior to Christmas, we received a letter from the Delaware Valley Eye Bank, letting us know that an infant boy in Pennsylvania and a young woman in her 20's in New Jersey have the gift of sight because of Anthony's corneas.
We are comforted by the fact that Anthony's death has brought life and fulfillment to others. So, to honor Anthony, we hope you will join the Anthony Penna Foundation team as a participant in the Donor Dash events on April 15th! You can choose the 5K or 10K run, or the 3K walk. If you choose to run, we'd still love to have everyone walk the 3K together after the races are complete. There's even a Kids Fun Run. Rob & I will be running in the 10K!
We are excited to announce that Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists will be our official Team Sponsor! You can purchase an Adidas Team Anthony Penna Foundation Shirt to wear on Race Day. We will announce a distribution point prior to Race Day to cut down on confusion the morning of the race.
If you are unable to join us on April 15th, please consider donating to the Gift of Life Donor Program in honor of Anthony.