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5k celebrates organ donation needs and heroes

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The 2nd Annual Donate Life Hope Run and Hero Walk drew a crowd Sunday at Clyde Fant Parkway. The 5-k celebrates the gift of life through organ donations and transplants. It also shines light on those who give and the gift their families pass on. Organizers say donors should be seen as heroes.

"There's no other word because one donor can potentially save nine peoples' lives. So, they are essentially heroes," Chillon Latiolais with LOPA said.

Latiolais says early $120,000 people are waiting for lifesaving organ donations in the U.S. alone.

 

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