Shelbyville Daily Union

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September 24, 2013

Beecher City man walks 90 miles for organ donor awareness

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After arriving in Shelbyville via Cowden, Stuckey and his mother, Fay Stuckey, and sister, Linda Hollinshead, set up an information/donation table outside the Shelbyville Wal-Mart on Saturday afternoon. “We have been averaging around 10 miles a day so far. One day was 14, then 7 and today 10—about 10 miles a day,” said Linda. By Thursday they plan to have covered 80 of the 90 miles. Arrival is slated for Saturday, Sept. 28 at Washington Park in Springfield to coincide with the 5K run.

Along the way and at stopping points, Stuckey and his companions are selling wrist bands, drink huggies, accepting donations and signing up organ donors.

According to Memorial Medical Center Transplant Services, the Transplant Patient Assistance Fund benefits their patients with help for transportation expenses involved with doctor visits; lodging needs for them and their family members during pre-transplant workup, the period immediately following transplant surgery and during periods of treatment for rejection; prescription Medication costs and/or co-pays; and funding for other emergent transplant-related issues.”

You can find out more about the Memorial Transplant 5k Run/Walk and get online registration forms at Memorial’s Transplant Services 5k Run/Walk. Donations can also be made payable to: Memorial Transplant Services, PO Box 98, Altamont, IL 62411 (Receipts available upon request).

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