Hilary Baude, a living kidney donor athlete sponsored by the National Kidney Registry, has completed the 1K12M (One Kidney, 12 Marathons) challenge. Baude, along with fellow NKR-sponsored kidney donor athlete Matt Cavanaugh, tackled the 1K12M challenge to shatter the misperception that kidney donation imposes physical limits on donors by completing 12 marathons within one year. Read More
On December 10, Matt Cavanaugh, a living kidney donor athlete sponsored by the National Kidney Registry, completed the Honolulu Marathon, the final marathon in the 1K12M (One Kidney, 12 Marathons) challenge. In early 2023, Cavanaugh set out to shatter the misperception that kidney donation imposes physical limits on donors by completing 12 sub-3-hour marathons within … Read More
Hilary Baude, a Sacred Heart University graduate and current doctoral student, donated a kidney to a stranger in 2021. This year, she ran 12 marathons, two of which were intense Ironman races, to prove that donating a kidney does not compromise one’s health.
Kidney donor athlete Matt Cavanaugh is gearing up for the final marathon of the 1K12M (One Kidney, 12 Marathons) challenge, the Honolulu Marathon on December 10, 2023. 1K12M is a full-year challenge sponsored by the National Kidney Registry, in which Cavanaugh and fellow living kidney donor Hilary Baude will participate in 12 marathons throughout 2023 … Read More
American Hilary Baude embodies “giving” in a way that’s hard to imagine – donating a kidney and then proving that you can still thrive
When Hilary Baude isn’t teaching, anyone can usually find her on a gravel path running.“I started running as a way to process and kind of move through some tough emotions,” said Baude.Baude relied on running as an escape from reality because life hasn’t always been easy.
By running 12 marathons in 12 months, Matt Cavanaugh and Hilary Baude hope to show that organ donors can lead healthy, active lives.
If you are a living donor athlete or a professional who works at a transplant center with dreams of competing in a major athletic event in 2024, the National Kidney Registry is excited to announce an opportunity for financial sponsorship through the Donor Games initiative. The Donor Games is dedicated to promoting the importance of … Read More
Cornelius Bornman’s life changed forever on October 7, 2021. Bornman and his wife were putting their ten-year-old daughter, Jaelle, to bed one night when she started panting. Her neck started pulsing extremely fast, and her heart rate seemed out of control.
Like most working moms, Hilary Baude, 41, is usually on the go. She’s a kindergarten teacher, has two kids, is an avid marathon runner, and just became the first kidney donor to ever compete in the Ironman World Championships.