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Free 5K walk to honor Donate for Life Month

ALBANY -- LifeLink of Georgia is inviting the public to join in a free 5K event at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Riverfront Park. "Walk for Life" will be held to recognize organ and tissue transplant recipients, organ donor family members and others in support and to highlight a need for more continued lifesaving through organ, eye, and tissue donation and transplantation.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m.

A warm-up along with food and bottled water will be provided.

The African-American community is uniquely impacted by the need for kidney transplantation. A primary reason is disease processes resulting in kidney failure, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

April is designated Donate for Life Month, a time to honor and recognize the spirit of those individuals who make transplants possible.

"Walk for Life serves as a forum to educate the Albany community about the importance of organ and tissue donation," said Carla Hawkins, LifeLink's Multicultural Donation Education Program Specialist.

To learn more about "Walk for Life," visit www.donatelifegeorgia.org.

Contact LifeLink of Georgia by calling (800) 544-6667.