OneLegacy’s Donate Life Run/Walk Celebrates 20 Years of Inspiring Southern Calif… – Press Release

Special Celebration at Azusa Pacific University on June 4 to Feature Star-Studded Talent Lineup, Led by ABC7 News Anchor Phillip Palmer

Celebrating 20 years of inspiring local communities to donate life, OneLegacy’s 2022 Donate Life Run/Walk will host an in-person event on June 4 at Azusa Pacific University’s soccer fields. With a new location and a new date, OneLegacy’s largest fundraising event of the year benefiting the OneLegacy Foundation will feature a star-studded lineup, led by returning host Phillip Palmer, who is a living donor and ABC7’s news anchor.

OneLegacy’s Donate Life Run/Walk is the largest event of its kind in the nation, gathering over 12,000 participants at Cal State Fullerton in 2019, to celebrate the power of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. This year’s event follows two years of celebrating virtual run/walks that streamed live on Facebook and YouTube, as a result of pandemic safety measures in Southern California.

“We are so excited to host an in-person event once again and to gather thousands of donor families, grateful recipients, living donors and donation advocates at Azusa Pacific University,” said Tom Mone, chief external affairs officer and vice president of foundation operations for OneLegacy. “We look forward to sharing a special morning with our event participants as well as with our sponsors, exhibitors, elected officials and community partners.”

A moving opening ceremony will start the broadcast, hosted by Phillip Palmer and accompanied by Univision 34 news anchor Gabriela Teissier and CBS news anchor Danya Bacchus. Special appearances include Grammy Award-winning music group All-4-One, hip-hop legend and heart recipient Kurtis Blow, and singer and performer Melody Thornton, who will be singing the National Anthem. D.J. Bunny will also be in attendance to complete the star-studded lineup to celebrate 20 years of inspiring local communities to donate life. In addition, local elected officials from the…