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Team Cope 5K

Sat July 24, 2021 Merced, CA 95341 US Directions


2121 E. Childs Ave.
Merced, CA US 95341


Online Registration is now CLOSED.


You may still register at the race Saturday from 6:45-7:45am(Packet pick up is at the same time) and t-shirts are on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.


5K starts at 8am at Golden Valley HS in Merced.


Complimentary Breakfast after you cross the finish.  Medals for all 12 and Under.  Age-group medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place per gender.


The 5K Run/Walk course is Stroller-friendly.  Bring the kids!

Megan Cope(Associate Principal at Golden Valley HS in Merced) has PSC, a rare liver disease.  This liver disease attacks the bile ducts, closing them down and causing bile to back up and ultimately lead to cirrhosis.  It has been progressing rapidly and a few procedures have not gone as planned which has left her with a bile drain.  Her bile ducts are closing faster than her doctors can place stents.  Megan's amazing doctors in SF all agreed she needed the left lobe of her liver removed due to significant damage to the left lobe.  So on March 4th, they opened her up and removed the left lobe of her liver. Since then, Megan has continued to have at least one drain and unfortunately several complications.  After the hepatectomy, the remaining right side of the liver began to shut down leaving Megan in End stage liver failure.  Trips to SF became a weekly event and lab work up to 3 times a week.  On April 22nd, Megan was added the transplant list.  Her MELD score has increased rapidly but California is significantly impacted with patients eagerly awaiting organs.  If the transplant doesn't come soon for Megan, her doctors have recommended that she be referred out of state where it is more likely for a transplant before her health deteriorates more.  Megan is the weakest she's ever felt but is able to keep her head up and keep a positive attitude thanks to the support of her family, her two boys, friends and loved ones.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Megan as she recovers from her recent and successful liver transplant in San Francisco.  

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