Race: Heritage Law Offices presents Big Gifts for Little Lives 5K Walk/Run
Charity: Big Gifts for Little Lives
Funds raised to date: $105,000
by Lindsey Kemp
Big Gifts for Little Lives was founded in 2017 by Lindsey Kemp after she found out her five-month-old son, George, was in heart failure and was going to need a heart transplant. While her son was waiting for a heart, Lindsey organized a 5K Walk/Run and silent auction where, because of generous sponsorship, 100% of the donations went towards Pediatric Heart Transplant Research at the Stollery to hopefully one day find a cure. Many people do not realize that any type of transplant is not a cure. Pediatric hearts only last about 15 to 20 years. And because this is such a niche area in medicine, funding for research is imperative.
Over the past three years, Big Gifts for Little Lives has become a huge success, with over 400 participants, chip timing, a free breakfast provided by Original Joe’s, a silent auction/marketplace and over $105,000 raised to date. Lindsey has also partnered up with another transplant mom, Christine, to continue organizing this event. Next year, it will take place on May 23rd, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Edmonton’s Rundle Park. Details will be on the Running Room website.
If you would like to participate or donate to this event, please check us out on Facebook and Instagram, or contact Lindsey Kemp at [email protected].