Welcome to My Personal Fundraising Page
Dear Family and Friends,
Ernie and I are all participating in the Red Balloon Run & Ride on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in support of the Solid Organ Transplant department at Children's Medical Center. As one of the largest comprehensive transplant centers in the nation, the multidisciplinary team at The Transplant Center at Children's cares for patients needing a heart, kidney, liver, or intestinal transplant. Zoe has always called me a kidney transplanter - now I am helping with liver transplants as well at Children's.
The demand for organ donation still vastly exceeds the number of donors and has gotten worse over my career in transplant:
- More than 120,000 men, women and children currently need lifesaving organ transplants.
- Every 10 minutes another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list.
- An average of 18 people die each day from the lack of available organs for transplant.
- In 2012, there were 14,013 Organ Donors resulting in 28,052 organ transplants.
Please help by supporting my fund-raising efforts with a donation. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of many! It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below.
Every dollar you donate will go directly to the Solid Organ Transplant department, all 100%.
Any amount, great or small, helps. I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.
Lesli McConnell, PA-C for solid organ transplant
What is the Children's Medical Center Red Balloon Run & Ride?
The Red Balloon Run & Ride is a family friendly fun run and walk event for participants and fundraisers to show their support for Children's Medical Center. Held at the Children's Medical Center Legacy campus in Plano this event is a great opportunity for friends, families, coworkers and neighbors to get together and support every specialty program, service, clinic and research department at Children's Medical Center.
Everyone may not have the same cause, but Passion for Children’s unites fundraisers through hope, courage, vision and determination to make a difference in the lives of children treated at Children's Medical Center.
Who is Childrens Medical Center?
Childrens Medical Center is private, not-for-profit, and is one of the largest pediatric healthcare providers in the nation, and the only level 1 trauma center for pediatrics in the Southwest. Childrens provides patient care ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatment. Childrens has been recognized as one of the finest pediatric hospitals in the United States, receiving numerous awards. Patients of Childrens have received more than $200 million in uncompensated care in the past five years.
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