Join us on Sunday, June 26 – In Person or Virtually!
We are excited to host our 5th Annual 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk on Sunday, June 26 for a day of running, walking and celebrating the healing power of community – as we continue to honor the memory of the founder of this event, Brian Vitale. The course for in-person participants begins and ends at Transplant House and winds through University Circle and a portion of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Proceeds raised through this event help us provide affordable, temporary housing and a welcoming, supportive community to organ transplant patients and their families.
Brian was a friend, Trustee, philanthropist, and liver recipient who was dedicated to supporting and advocating for Transplant House. He founded this event in 2018 and it has become everything he'd hoped - a joyful, family and dog-friendly outdoor celebration and healthy competition that raises impactful funds for our work. In 2021, we celebrated Brian's life and were honored to host 19 of his family and friends who traveled in from New Jersey and beyond (pictured above). Between both in-person and virtual options, we had 312 participants – our most to date! We know that would have made Brian proud and will continue to honor his dedication to Transplant House through this joyful annual event.
Interested in getting involved?
1 Mile Walk
Get your friends, family or colleagues together and form a team!
Special recognition for Largest Team, Most Spirited and Most Dogs
Thank you to our generous event sponsors!
♥ Humble Heart Gentle Soul Foundation
♥ Vitale Family
♥ Ann and John Kosco
♥ Becky and Alan Medearis
♥ Jerry and Jill Wichtel
♥ Pat & Dan Morse
♥ John and Cynthia Sullivan
♥ Werner and Maryellen Jenzer
♥ William and Catherine Surman
♥ Tarkowsky and Piper Co. LPA