April is National Donate Life month. On Sunday, The Mid-South Transplant Foundation hosted the 9th annual "Linking Hands for Life " event. Local Cares was a proud sponsor .
This year's event was a little different than previous years. They moved to a new location.
"We're in the hippest party on the Square in Overton Square this year", said Erskine Gillespie who was the community development coordinator of "Linking Hands for Life".
Not only did they move the event to Overton Square, but they also added a 5K and 10K race. Our very own Morning anchor Rodney Dunigan hosted this year's event and finished 3rd overall in the 10K race.
However, one thing that certainly hasn't changed is using this event to celebrate those who gave the gift of life through organ donation.