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. 

 
 

       Left to Right:  Douglas Mogul, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Ralph Mitchel, James Mitchel, and Kate Mitchel

In August 2017, the Colleen Mitchel Memorial Fund was proud to donate $25,000 to the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Liver Center in Baltimore, Maryland.  To date, the Memorial Fund has raised over $100,000 through an annual 5K run and has supported Johns Hopkins Liver Center as well as Donate Life/WRTC.  We want to thank everyone for their continued support!  

See 2017 Run Photos Here!

Your Support at Work:

Winter 2016 Newsletter: Pediatric Liver News, Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Liver Space:  New Facebook App for Children with Liver Disease and Their Families:

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

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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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