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The Temple University Broad Street Run Team is looking for runners to join our team and our cause. All students, alumni, faculty, and friends of Temple University are welcome to join our team which has grown from just 15 runners in 2009 to over 300 runners this past year. Our team is running this year to support Temple University’s Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma in their goal of raising $15,000 for the Gift of Life Family House, an organization which provides affordable lodging, food, and services to organ transplant patients and their families who have come to the Philadelphia region for medical care. The Sigma Chapter’s affiliation with Gift of Life dates back to 2011 when the chapter chose to support this charity for the first time after two Temple alumni, Kevin Kless (Class of 2010) and Eric Smith (Class of 2011), tragically passed away and donated their organs through Gift of Life to save the lives of others. The Sigma Chapter was successful in raising over $25,000 for the Family House that year, in part through the Temple University Broad Street Run Team’s efforts. Now, in our tenth year as a Broad Street Run team, we find that it is again time to support the Gift of Life Family House in remembrance of those we have lost and as a celebration of how far we have come. Mary Smith, Eric’s mother, exemplifies this growth in the relationships she has built with those who received her son’s organs, and we hope that the growth of our team and our partnership with the Temple University Police Department will help to make this year’s fundraising the most successful yet, which is why we need your support.
Membership on our team costs $20 for students and $30 for alumni, faculty, and friends of Temple University, all of which goes directly to our fundraising efforts for the Gift of Life Family House. Membership includes a Temple University Broad Street Run Shirt donated by Ivory Ella, bib pickup, transportation to the start of the race, and a barbecue afterwards with the Temple University Police Department. To join our team please use this link. You will also need to register for the Broad Street Run lottery (click here), and, if you are rejected from the lottery, we can assist you with your registration for an additional $10 donation. We look forward to running with you!