Pause to Give Life
Every April, hospitals and organizations show their support for Donate Life Month by participating in a flag raising followed by a moment of silence. This statewide observance raises awareness of organ and tissue donation, and we’re proud to support our partner organizations that are participating this year.
Cream City 5K
Judges Joann Eiring and Derek Mosley pose before the 2018 Cream City 5K.
Versiti is a proud sponsor of the Cream City 5k, an annual walk/run at Greenfield Park in West Allis, WI, that raises awareness of the life-saving gifts of organ and tissue donation.
About the Cream City 5K
Jesse Pagels, a professional trumpet player and runner, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2003 and underwent chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant before being declared cancer-free. However, the treatments left him with pulmonary fibrosis, and in 2012, he was placed on the organ transplant list. Jesse received a double lung transplant in 2013, and founded the Cream City 5k in 2015 as a way to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation.