4th Annual 5k Run & 1 Mile Walk

Thank you to all who joined us for our record-breaking year!

On Sunday, June 13, 2021 we were thrilled to be together on our front lawn to celebrate our healing community and the life and legacy of Brian Vitale (pictured here with his wife, Diane).

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. We were honored to celebrate his life this year with all of you, as well as 19 of his family and friends who traveled in from New Jersey and beyond.

Between both in-person and virtual options, we had 312 participants this year - our most to-date! It was a joyful gathering of friends, runners, organ recipients and donors, families, volunteers, board members and staff. For those who were here- thank you for bringing your cheerful energy. For those joining us virtually, your support and love were felt and remain with us. Together, we are ensuring that this organization's spirit of welcome is strong.

Thank you to all who supported this event - your participation helps us provide affordable, temporary housing and a welcoming, supportive community to organ transplant patients and their families.

We are thankful for our sponsors:

Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center

Jill & Jerry Wichtel

The Memory of Irene Kosco

Brinker Capital

The Family of Paul Reilley

Alan, Becky, and Maizey Mae Medearis

Allied Wealth Partners

John & Cynthia Sullivan


Frank and Susan Allen

Sky Thomson-Sellers


Werner & Maryellen Jenzer

Newroads Financial Group

Pat & Dan Morse

Donna & Henry Zulauf

Don Stratton

Spivak Financial Group