Fearless 5K

Sat August 21, 2021 Mechanicsburg, OH 43044 US Directions
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2021 Fearless 5K - Back To In-Person Racing!

We're excited to be back to an in-person event this year, and hope you'll join us!

The 9th Annual Fearless 5K will have everyone back together again. Running4Life is a non-profit organization that raises funds for youth 20 & under that suffer from serious or life-threatening diseases, injuries, or illnesses. One youth among the others who will be helped this year is Emma Allen. 

Emma was born 3-19-2019, premature with only one non-functioning kidney & underdeveloped lungs. Her kidney was multi-cystic dysplastic, it was full of cysts causing it to fail and putting Emma into end-stage renal disease, requiring dialysis until a kidney transplant. Emma found a match in her mother, Tabatha. After 12 hours of nightly dialysis treatment since she was 5 days old, 2-year-old Emma received her mother’s kidney on 4-13-2021. Emma is not out of the woods; she's had 2 surgeries since the transplant and will need a bladder created to expel her urine due to complications from the transplant.

Kidney transplants last for approximately 20 years, so Emma will need another transplant later in life.  Transplants require a lifetime of medications, follow-up procedures, and unforeseen complications such as the creating of a bladder. COTA assists Emma’s family with a  lifetime of transplant-related expenses, such as this. 

Please join Running4Life as we honor & support COTA for Team Emma Allen at the FEARLESS 5k! 

You can follow the family’s journey at www.COTAforTeamEmmaA.com and @Emmaskidneytransplantjourney on Facebook

Running4Life thanks you for your continued support!

Additional Event Information

Early Packet Pickup

Packet pick-up will be Friday, August 20th at Mechanicsburg's Goshen Park Bottom from 6 PM to 8 PM. You can also pick up your race gear on race day starting at 8:30 AM. 

Emma!

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