18th Annual Axtell Donate Life 5K Fun Walk/Run Sarah Nelson Memorial

Sunday, May 26, 2024 in Axtell, NE at Axtell Community School


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Event Details

Sunday, May 26th, 2024
Check in at 1 p.m. (check in at front of Axtell Community School)
Event begins at 2 p.m.

April is Donate Life Month! We are excited to announce the 18th Annual Axtell Donate Life 5K Walk/Run Sarah Nelson Memorial will be held on Sunday, May 26 in Axtell, NE. Please click the link below to register, make a donation and for more information. Proceeds support Live on Nebraska (formerly Donate Life) in memory of Sarah Nelson, Oaklynn Fishell and in honor of the Axtell Cheerleaders.

Sarah is the the daughter of Steve and Elma Nelson. She graduated from Axtell Community School in 2003 and was a cheerleader. Sarah died unexpectedly, at age 21, on June 24th, 2006 as a result of hip surgery. Sarah gave the gift of life through organ donation to 4 people (heart, lungs, and kidneys) and many more through bone and tissue donation.

Oaklynn Anne is the daughter of Austin and Emily Fishell. Emily is a teacher at Axtell Community School and is the head cheerleading coach. Austin graduated from Axtell in 2016. Oaklynn was born on February 28th, 2024 and passed away on March 8th, 2024. Oaklynn's legacy will live on through her donation of heart valves.

We hope you will consider joining us on May 26th and giving the gift or life! Thank you!💚💜

Note: To guarantee a purple shirt, (in honor of Oaklynn's birthstone, Amethyst), please make sure to register by Friday, May 9th, 2024.

If you can't be there in person, you can also register as a virtual walker!

Sponsorships are available. Please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page for further information.

Proceeds

Proceeds support Donate Life, in memory of Sarah Nelson, and the Axtell High School cheerleaders.

About the event: The Axtell Donate Life 5K Fun Run/Walk was started in 2007 by the Axtell Cheerleaders and honors the life of former Axtell cheerleader, Sarah Nelson (my sister). Sarah died unexpectedly at age 21 on June 24, 2006 as a result of hip surgery. Sarah gave the gift of life through organ donation to 4 people (heart, lungs and kidneys) and many more through bone and tissue donation. Sarah would have been senior at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont that fall where she was majoring in History and English. The Nelson Family is grateful for the ongoing support each year and for the community continuing to remember Sarah. The proceeds of the event support the Axtell Cheerleaders and Live on Nebraska (formerly Nebraska Donate Life). The event is held the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.

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