UAB hosting walk to benefit Transplant Games team

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – UAB is looking for a little help to send their team to the 2010 U.S. Transplant Games.

The Transplant Games is a four-day athletic competition that is open to anyone who has received a life-saving solid organ transplant. The games serve to promote the needs of organ donation.

More than 50 people went to the games in Pittsburgh in 2008 for Team Alabama and UAB Hospital and brought back 39 medals.

To continue their winning streak, the Team Alabama/UAB Walk will be held on March 6 to help send dozens of participants to the games. The goal of the walk is set at $25,000.

For more information on the event, to join a walk team or to donate, visit or call 205-975-0588.