Running to Celebrate Life

Join us Sunday, May 31st, 2020!

Our 2020 event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

About The Event

The MJ Transplant Trot event is an independently run not-for-profit running & walking event held yearly in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Transplant Trots are held in a variety of cities across Canada. Each Transplant Trot is organized by a group of local volunteers on behalf of the Canadian Transplant Association.

The Transplant Trot was created to:

  • Celebrate life after transplant for organ and tissue recipients
  • Increase organ & tissue donation awareness in our communities and across Canada
  • Increase the number of registered organ & tissue donors in Canada

Organizers

Roxanna Gadd-Frey

Roxanna is a lifetime member of the Canadian Transplant Association who resides in Moose Jaw, SK. She is the mother of a double-lung transplant recipient, Kevyn, and has been an organ donor since age 16. She has seen firsthand the amazing work of transplant organizations and the effects they can have on a community. Roxanna wanted to do her part by raising awareness so her family brought the Transplant Trot to Moose Jaw. 

Terrie Ahadi

Organ donation and transplants were not things that were ever a part of Terrie’s life until 2013 when Kevyn got his transplant. Seeing how it changed his family’s life has greatly impacted her. She is now aware of just how crucial it is to talk to family about being an organ donor. She wants to make sure her children are aware of the importance so they volunteer as a family.

Jenifer Gadd

In 2013, Jenifer’s brother Kevyn learnt that he would require a double lung transplant. In February of 2014, Kevyn was given the gift of life when he received a double lung transplant. Their family wanted to find a way to give back to honour her brothers’ donor and their family. They learned about the transplant trot while in Edmonton and decided this was a way they could spread awareness on organ donation as well as honour the person who so graciously signed their donor card and their family who ultimately had to make the decision to donate their loved ones’ organs.

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