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Third annual 5K for organ donation set to be held on Saturday

The third annual Recycle Yourself 5K will be held at Dickinson High School on Saturday, April 21. (Press file photo)

The third annual Recycle Yourself 5K is Saturday, April 21, at the Dickinson High School. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m.

The annual race recognizes the importance of organ donation. In January 2013, the Theurer family suffered a tragic loss. Their son, brother, nephew and grandson, Kevin, passed away after a car accident. They made the choice of donating Kevin's organs. Through that decision many lives were saved.

In September 2015, the Torstenson family was also impacted by organ donation when they found out that there was a donor kidney for their family member, Tyler. The family had waited six years for the day to come.

The families put together a Recycle Yourself 5K to bring awareness to the community about how important being an organ donor is.

All of the money raised by the 5K will be given to LifeSource and to purchase gift cards to be given to transplant recipient families for expenses during their stays in the hospital.

Participants are encouraged to wear blue and green on race day.

To register for the race go to The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and younger. People may register the day of the race.

There will be a jumping castle for the kids before the race.

Sydney Mook

Sydney Mook has been covering higher education at the Grand Forks Herald since May 2018. She previously served as the multimedia editor and cops, courts and health reporter at the Dickinson Press from January 2016 to May 2018.  She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in three and half years in December 2015. While at the USD, she worked for the campus newspaper, The Volante, as well as the television news show, Coyote News. She also interned at South Dakota Public Broadcasting and spent the summer before her senior year interning in Fort Knox for the ROTC Cadet Summer Training program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as playing golf. If you've got an idea for a video be sure to give her a call!

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