Colleen's BA 5K

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Colleen's BA 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is an annual event established in memory of Colleen Mitchel, who was born with liver disease (biliary atresia or BA) and died in 2013 at 19 years old from complications due to liver disease, while awaiting another liver transplant. 


Colleen's BA 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:00 am

Kensington, Maryland

Run or walk with us - it's for a good cause! 

Individual and Team Fundraising
A GREAT way to show your support!

We would LOVE your help!

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As a tribute to Colleen, and to aid in the effort to discover the cause of biliary atresia, her family has organized an annual
community fundraiser.  Colleen's BA 5K has raised and donated over $130,000 in five years!  Through the Colleen Mitchel
Memorial Fund, we fund efforts to raise awareness for organ donation in our community and for research at Johns Hopkins
into the root cause of biliary atresia (BA) and improving outcomes of children living with liver disease and post-transplant.        

Colleen's BA 5K begins at 9:00 am at the corner of Beach Drive and Connecticut Avenue in Kensington, MD.

The 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins immediately after the run.  Strollers and dogs on a leash are welcome as part of the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk!

Run Course: Beach Drive trail from Connecticut Avenue -- 1.55 miles East and back

Click here for more Run Details!

Your Support at Work: NEW updates from Johns Hopkins

Alternatives to Whole Liver Transplants for Children Have Become Safer, Study Finds

Split Liver Transplants Could Safely Help Sickest Children

Giving Transplant Patients Digital Wings

Pediatric Liver News, Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Liver Space:  Facebook forum for Children with Liver Disease and Their Families:

(Johns Hopkins pediatric gastroenterologist Douglas Mogul led the development of this social media space) 


Colleen Mitchel attended Grace Episcopal Day School in Kensington and Walter Johnson (WJ) High School in Bethesda.  Colleen
was born with biliary atresia (BA), the most serious liver disease of infancy and childhood, and died in 2013 at age 19 due to complications with liver disease.  She was a sophomore at the University of Michigan.  As a tribute to Colleen, and to aid in the
effort to discover the cause of biliary atresia, her family has organized this annual community fundraiser. Proceeds support BA research at Johns Hopkins Pediatric Liver Center in Baltimore, Maryland and organ donation awareness in our community. 





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