Our 9th Annual LifePoint RACE FOR LIFE on Saturday, February 22nd set a new record with 660 total registrants combined in our 5K, 10K and ˝ Mile Fun Run. Blue skies and warm temperatures were enjoyed by all at our event which is held each year at James Island County Park in Charleston. With the addition of business vendors and a Kids Zone (sponsored by Charleston With Kids), there were plenty of activities going on other than our race events. We welcomed registrants from Canada, Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island and South Carolina.
We honored the memory of Peyton Moore this year by showcasing his artwork, Moving Hearts, on the back of our t-shirts. Peyton was a participant in our race the last two years in the Boys 10 & Under Division, winning a Gold medal in 2012 and a Silver medal in 2013. Peyton’s parents, Jennifer and Noah, participated in our 2014 event as part of “Team Peyton’s Moore On Runners” and spoke briefly at the 10K Awards Ceremony.
The top male and female finishers in each race received monetary prizes, as well as gift certificates from TrySports. Gold, silver or bronze medals were presented to all winners.
Congratulations to our 5K top three overall winners: 1st Place $200
Michael Banks 15:06.56 Caitlin Judd 18:28.34
2nd Place $100
Chris Bailey 16:02.55 Michelle McGinley 20:17.02
3rd Place $50
Andrew Gawryluk 17:23.45 Rosa Marie Compton 20:40.81
Congratulations to our 10K top three overall winners: 1st Place $200
Michael Banks 31:00.37 Caitlin Judd 38:08.57 2nd Place $100
Chris Bailey 32:55.72 Caitlin Ranson 38:38.70 3rd Place $50
Benjamin Stoner 36:29.67 Carrie Powell 42:30.10
For the second year, Lucey Mortgage Corporation (from Mt. Pleasant) sponsored a grant for the high school group with the most registrants. Winners were: 1st Place $1200
Wando High School Track & Field Team 40 registrants
2nd Place $800
Byrnes High School FIGHT Club 37 registrants
3rd Place $500
Ashley Ridge Cross Country Team 30 registrants
Our race date has been established as the last Saturday in February so mark your calendars now for next year, our 10th ANNIVERSARY - Feb. 28, 2015!
Thank You to Our Major Sponsors of RACE FOR LIFE
Gold: Bridge to Life
Silver: Enterprise Fleet Management and Lucey Mortgage
Bronze: Allied World Insurance, Morris Financial Concepts, Inc., RTI Donor Services, Sallop Insurance and Trident Construction
EAT WINGS. RAISE FUNDS. EVERY 4th Wednesday and 3rd Thursday.
Help raise funds to support Team South Carolina in the 2014 Donate Life Transplant Games of America.
Now through May, every 4th Wednesday and 3rd Thursday of the month from 12 noon until 10:00 PM, Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of all pre-taxed food (less alcohol and promotional discounts) from each guest who presents a ticket to their server.
Simply download this ticket (PDF 668 KB), print and go to any of the following Buffalo Wild Wings:
Every 4th Wednesday
COLUMBIA: 4500 Devine St.,
1000 Bower Pkwy.,
10056 Two Notch Rd. and
5570 Sunset Blvd.
NORTH CHARLESTON: 4959 Center Point Dr.
Every 3rd Thursday
GREENVILLE: 1125 Woodruff Rd.
SPARTANBURG: 1494 W O Ezell Blvd.
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.