DENVER (KKTV) - Trading dress shoes for sneakers, a throng of past and present KKTV employees walked the Donor Dash 5K Sunday in honor of Dustin Cuzick.
Cuzick, 36, passed away on July 11 following a years-long battle with kidney failure. Cuzick sat at the top of a transplant list for more than two years but died before receiving that life-saving organ.
The Donor Dash, now in its 20th year, aims to raise awareness of the need for tissue and organ donations and honor those who have donated. Knowing first-hand what was at stake for people waiting on a new organ, Cuzick was a passionate advocate for organ donation. Clad in blue t-shirts with Cuzick's face, his work family joined Cuzick's parents and siblings to walk those 3.1 miles to honor his legacy.