JUNCTION CITY — Jean Crawford believes she was given a second chance in life, and now she is trying to make sure others get that chance as well.
Crawford has organized the first Kentucky DASH for LIFE to be held in conjunction with the Railroad Days 5K on Saturday morning in Junction City. Proceeds from the race will go toward paying some of the medical bills of an anonymous local family whose child is in need of a heart transplant.
“I saw the jars in the stores (to help the family) and saw the people who organized the Railroad Days run to see if I could in some way take that on and keep it the 25th Railroad Days and also make it the first Run for Life,” Crawford said. “The former director had retired and I was asked to serve as the new race director.
“I was a runner prior to my transplants, and I thought what a wonderful way to give back.”
Crawford had a six-organ transplant in February 2006.