Lubbockites running for the 11,000 Texans waiting for a "2nd Cha

Lubbockites running for the 11,000 Texans waiting for a "2nd Chance" at life

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Running for a second chance.
Transplant recipients, donor family members, health care professionals and donation advocates gather at Mackenzie Park for the Donate Life 2nd Chance Run.
LifeGift, the local organ and tissue donation agency and South Plains Kidney Foundation host a 5K run and a one mile walk, bringing awareness to the nearly 11,000 Texans waiting for another chance at life.

Justin Johnson, the managing director, said, "It's [the organization's] first time out in West Texas. The second chance run has been going for about 15, 16 years. It started in Fort Worth, a couple years ago it started in Houston, and we thought it'd be great to bring it out to West Texas and just to honor those families, recipients and those for a second chance at life."

The run has been operating since 2003.
 

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