The Secret City Half Marathon & 5K in Oak Ridge today (Saturday, November 18) is helping to raise awareness of kidney donation and organ donation in general, a press release said.
Now in its ninth year, the marathon has grown into one of the largest athletic events in the region, the press release said. An estimated 1,000 participants will run and/or walk their way to the finish line.
Great things are happening at this yearâ€™s event, the press release said.
â€œWe are excited to have been mentioned on the Harry Connick Jr. show as Knoxville residents Steve and Heather Winfreeâ€™s chosen event to help raise awareness for kidney donation and organ donations in general,â€Â said Lisa Kendall, race director for the half marathon and 5K races and vice president of Explore Oak Ridge. â€œSteveâ€™s wife, Heather, was a kidney match for Steve and the touching video of her sharing the news with him went viral with media attention worldwide.â€ [Read more…]