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Donor Dash

Each April, Gift of Life hosts the Donor Dash in celebration of the life-saving power of organ and tissue donation and to honor the donors who make it possible.

More than 5,000 children and adults in our region awaiting a life-saving organ transplant. You can help us make a difference!

At the Donor Dash, you can join other passionate and committed people in one of three events: a 10k run, a 5k run, or a 3k walk, starting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


The Donor Dash has been our region’s premier event dedicated to the life-saving and transformative power of organ and tissue donation since 1996. The Dash includes a virtual option so anyone, anywhere can be part of this special event.

More than a quarter of a million people of all ages have taken part in the Donor Dash since its founding, and our virtual Dash in 2022 included participants from 33 states. The life-saving message of Dash reaches millions more each year through media and community participation. It all happens during National Donate Life Month to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation, register more donors, and pay tribute to those who gave the gift of life.

Link for more Donor Dash information

Proceeds from the Donor Dash benefit the Transplant Foundation, the charitable foundation that supports programs and activities for donor and recipient families. These include Team Philadelphia’s participation at the Donate Life Transplant Games of America and the Gift of Life Howie’s House.

By supporting the Donor Dash, you help raise awareness about the critical need to register as an organ and tissue donor.