Colleen's BA 5K
Liver Mommas & Families is a proud partner of Colleen's BA 5K!
Join us October 2nd as we support their fundraising 5K in person in Kensington, Maryland, or virtually! Register at ColleensBA5K.org.
Colleen's BA 5K 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.
Biliary atresia is a life-threatening condition in infants in which the bile ducts inside or outside the liver do not have normal openings. It is not known why the biliary system fails to develop normally. In babies with biliary atresia, bile flow from the liver to the gallbladder is blocked. This can lead to liver damage and cirrhosis of the liver, which is deadly if not treated.
Your financial donation to the Colleen Mitchel Memorial Fund will support biliary atresia research at the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Liver Center and promote organ donation awareness in the D.C. area! All donations are tax deductible.