The Swinerton Foundation Annual Report - page 18

SAN FRANCISCO
HEROES IN ACTION
John Grego’s older cousin had been battling liver issues,
and three years ago he was set to receive a transplant at
Stanford hospital. The surgery went well and his cousin was
on the mend—feeling better than he had in a long time.
The family decided to celebrate by participating in Donor
Network West’s Donate Life Run/Walk.
Donor Network West is the third largest federally designated
organ procurement organization and one of the largest tissue
recovery organizations in the nation. Their annual Donate
Life Run/Walk is a way to raise awareness about the cause
and to help connect donors with those in need. By December
of that first year, John’s cousin’s condition worsened and
he passed away a few days after Christmas. It was an
emotional time for the family, but they decided to participate
in the event the next year in his cousin’s memory. That year
they had a huge turnout of friends and family offering their
support. Unbeknownst to them, the family whose daughter
had donated her liver to John’s cousin had also planned
to attend. Donor Network West reached out to them and
suggested that it would be a good cause to help them
through their grief. On that day, the family came looking for
John’s cousin, only to discover that he had passed away. It
was a moment that would forever bond the two families.
John has participated in the walk every year since his
cousin’s passing. It’s his way of remembering the time
they had together. It’s also a way that he can help raise
awareness for the cause so that through death there can
still be a chance at life given to those who would not have
one otherwise.
The Swinerton
F o u n d a t i o n
P a r t n e r i n g w i t h
22
Universities
Nationwide
C o n t r i b u t i o n s
$535
Hundred
Thousand
S u p p o r t i n g
113
Non-profit
Organizations
2 0 1 6 S TAT S
C o n t r i b u t e d
$5K
Rebuilding Together
San Francisco
D o n a t e d
$10K
United
Playaz
T O P DONAT I ON S
D o n a t e d
$5K
UCSF Benioff Children’s
Hospitals Foundation
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