Last Saturday, a group of Jordan’s friends represented the Jordan Santiago iCare Foundation at the annual Hope Starts Here 5K. This event was created to honor families impacted by organ, eye, and tissue donation while raising support for Southwest Transplant Alliance’s programs. STA provides care for donor and recipient families, inspires the community to honor the gift of life, and advances transplant science through innovation and research.
According to Matt Dillon, a board member of our Foundation, there were a few hundred people who came out to attend the race.
Thank you to those who showed up to represent us and honor Jordan:
· Matt Dillon
· Kevin Barbour
· Sydney Gallagher
· Doug Heck
· Miranda Wagner
· Jackie Ward
· Alina Garcia
· Amber Neutron
· Ryan Gillam
· Eric Edwards
· Calvin Jones
· Connor Maloney
· Jacqueline Jorel
“We ran this race to support the cause that helped Santi save others!”
– Doug Heck (left) and Kevin Barbour (right)
“I think it’s always a really fun time to show up and support any event that helps raise awareness for something that is so impactful and life-changing to so many people, especially with STA and organ donation.”
– Ryan Gillam
“We were excited to be able to honor Jordan’s memory by participating in the Hope Starts Here 5k. It was a fun and easy way to bring awareness to such a great program.”
– Jackie Ward (left) and Miranda Wagner (right)
It takes all of us coming together as a community to bring awareness to organ donation and transplantation. Learn more about how to get involved at Southwest Transplant Alliance’s website.