Racing for Donation 8k Run Walk Winners and Times

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Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Racing for Donation 8k Run/Walk!

For your official time, please search the attached document by age, gender, and name (in alphabetical order by your last name). Runners are listed at the beginning of the document and walkers are listed after. Your official finish line time is next to your name followed by your category place and your overall place is in parenthesis.

 Racing for Donation 8k Run & Walk Timesheets

The winners are:

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Overall Male: Hayes Daly
Overall Female: Michelle Way

19 and Under
1st Place : Trevor Walters
2nd: Byron Poindexter
3rd: Alex Brown

1st: Miranda Jordan
2nd: Samatha Brown
3rd: Elizabeth Jordan

20- 29
1st: Christopher DeGroat
2nd: Joseph Lightsey
3rd: Shantanu Godbole

1st: Lindsey Moore
2nd: Casey Willis
3rd: Nikki Dramis

1st: Prince Chadswick
2nd: Michael McGeown
3rd: Jermaine Amos

1st: Jacqueline Long
2nd: Markia Cackett
3rd: Sonia School Craft

40 -49
1st: Alex George
2nd: Matt Alford
3rd: Chris Anderson

1st: Tammy Jackson
2nd: Bernie Throgmorton
3rd: Renea Kane

50- 59
1st : Michael McGehee
2nd: Kenneth Hall
3rd: Alfred Kuhnert

1st: Cathy Holmes
2nd: Rhonda Wakefield
3rd: Gloria Ervin

60 – Over
1st: Jan Powers
2nd: Gwendolyn Washington

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Overall Male: Larry Sykes
Overall Female: Polly Vinzant

19 and Under
1st Place : Jae Wilkinson

1st: Payton Hughes
2nd: Bailey Wilkinson
3rd: Ashton Hughes

20- 29
1st: Kristen Hall
2nd: Hope Russell
3rd: Ashley Nevels

1st: Jared Ivy
1st: Monica Hughes
2nd: Andrea Crudup
3rd: Shundra Bradley

40 -49
1st: Carmen Bradley
2nd: Maria Marsalias
3rd: Michelle Canard

50- 59
1st : Charles Atkins, Jr.
2nd: Larry Bryant
1st: Paula French
2nd: Regina Fancher
3rd: Tammye Starnes

60 – Over
1st: Buddy Kelley
1st: Mary Hodges
2nd: Carol Cothern
3rd: Denise Bounds

Congratulations and thank you for your participation!

Racing for Donation 8k Run/ Walk

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The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency’s 3rd Annual Racing for Donation 8k Run/Walk will be held  Saturday, April 26th at 7:30 a.m. at MORA’s Headquarters in Flowood, Mississippi. The race is on a fast, fun course through the Laurel Wood subdivision. Join the Celebration of Life Picnic at the finish line that includes live entertainment by Chris Gill and the Sole Shakers, Hungry Howie’s pizza, refreshments from Brown Bottling Group, a chance to win door prizes, a balloon release, free health screenings and a Kid’s Fun Zone full of excitement. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and swag bag with their registration. There will also be a Kid’s One Mile Fun Run. It’s a day the whole family can enjoy!


Register the morning of the event at the check-in table between 6:30 and 7:15 am.


Registration fees are as follows:
Individual 8k: $30
Kid’s One Mile Fun Run (Ages 2 -12): $10

Hospital Partners Join MORA to Kick Off National Donate Life Month

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The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) has teamed with hospital partners across the state to promote National Donate Life Month during April. From the Northeast hills to the Gulf Coast, more than 25 Mississippi hospitals will host recognition ceremonies, activities and educational opportunities to increase organ and tissue donor awareness within their local communities. Throughout the month, emphasis will also be placed on the need for individuals of legal age to indicate their desire to donate by signing up on the Mississippi Donor Registry at

“April is our busiest time of the year, but a time we enjoy most, working cooperatively with our hospitals to make local communities aware of the need for organ, tissue and eye donors,” said Kevin Stump, MORA CEO. “Donate Life Month gives us the opportunity to strengthen relationships and share our life-saving mission in a public and personal way.”

MORA staff members have worked collaboratively with each participating hospital to individualize awareness events specifically for the facility and community with programs that often include donor families and transplant recipients.

Several hospitals remain in the planning phase in preparation for National Donate Life Month. Listed below are the facilities that currently have a set agenda for April including the location and date:

Tuesday, April 1st
Anderson Regional Medical Center-Meridian
Central MS Medical Center-Jackson
Delta Regional Medical Center-Greenville
Hancock Medical Center – Bay St. Louis
Highland Community Hospital-Picayune
Ocean Springs Hospital-Ocean Springs
OCH Regional Medical Center-Starkville
River Oaks Hospital-Flowood
Singing River Hospital -Pascagoula
University of MS Med Center-Jackson
Winston Medical Center-Louisville

Wednesday, April 2nd                                                          
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
St. Dominic Hospital-Jackson

Monday, April 7th 
Yalobusha General Hospital-Water Valley

Thursday, April 10th                                             
North MS Medical Center-Tupelo

Friday, April 11th
North MS Medical Center-West Point

Monday, April 14th
HC Watkins Memorial Hospital-Quitman

Tuesday, April 15th
North Mississippi Medical Center-Pontotoc

Wednesday, April 16th
Neshoba County General-Philadelphia
Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton
Rush Foundation Hospital-Meridian

Thursday, April 17th 
Choctaw Health Center-Philadelphia
John C. Stennis Memorial Hospital-Dekalb

Tuesday, April 22nd
Baptist Medical Center-Jackson

Thursday, April 24th
Forrest General Hospital-Hattiesburg


*Scheduled outdoor events are subject to change due to the weather.

Drive for Life Golf Tournament

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The 4th Annual Drive for Life Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, April 17th at Lake Caroline Golf Club in Madison. Lunch beings at 11:30am with a shotgun start at 1:00pm.The tournament is a 4 man scramble format and cost per team is $600. Individuals can play for $150. There are plenty of on-course contests, door prizes, food and beverages! All proceeds go to the MORA Education Fund to help promote the need for organ, eye and tissue donation. For more information contact: Chuck Stinson at 601-933-1000 or