It’s been more than a year since Timmy Shuman of Richmond Hill received a liver and kidney transplant, but there are still bills to be paid.
Friends and family are planning a “glow run” in J.F. Gregory Park for Sept. 17 to help not only Shuman but other transplant patients.
“The immediate need is to help Timmy pay off his bills, but we also want to make this an annual event to help others,” said Delia Mobley, one of the organizers. “There are a lot of expenses involved with transplant procedures that insurance doesn’t cover.”
Shuman, 55, worked for Bryan County Schools for 30 years before diabetes led to dialysis and eventually the double transplant at Emory University in Atlanta. Medication for a transplant recipient, for example, can be $10,000 a year or more.
Mobley said the glow run is seeking sponsors, vendors, volunteers and participants. Information and registration is available at www.timmysglowrun.com. Mobley can also be reached at (912) 682-3383.
The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a Zumba session, followed by a fun run at 7 p.m. and a 5k at 8 p.m. Those registered by Sept. 1 will receive a T-shirt along with a packet of glow powder to decorate it. Glowing glasses, sticks, foam and paint will also be part of the event.