Marshmallow Mondays

A Match For Ryan Fundraisers

Today’s post is dedicated to current fundraisers supporting A Match For Ryan.

By now, you are all probably aware where Ryan is at in his transplant process.  He is in the midst of having routine tests performed, but as soon as those are completed he will be placed on the kidney/pancreas wait list.  Because he has the universal recipient blood type, AB, his transplant team is confident that his time on the wait list will be short, which will allow him to avoid dialysis.

Thank you, everyone, for continuing to provide us with such an abundance of support and love as we go through this process.  You all strengthen our hope, lift our spirits, and remind us that we aren’t alone.  I don’t think we’ll ever be able to truly express how much your support means to us.  We feel it on a daily basis, and it has had a huge impact on our motivation to educate others on kidney health, living donation and the importance of being an organ donor.

We continue to hear the question “how can I help?”  Well, here’s your chance!  Below you will find three different fundraisers.  Funds raised from each will support Ryan’s medical costs associated with surgery, trips to Cincinnati Hospital, and post-transplant medications.  We are hopeful that we can raise enough money to be able to make a donation to The National Kidney Foundation of Kentucky as well.  Giving back is extremely important to us, especially because we have been so strongly supported with love and compassion throughout this process.

Please consider supporting one, two or even all three of these fundraisers, and feel free to share each with your family and friends.


Share Your Spare 5K Run/Walk

Date & Time:  June 7th, 8:30am

Location:  Coldstream Research Park, Lexington, KY OR your own community

Participate:  Run or walk with us in Lexington, or sign up as a “Virtual Runner/Walker” and participate from any location!  ALL participants, virtual included, will receive a t-shirt* with their registration fee.

*T-shirt deadline is May 25th, so make sure to sign up prior to that date to guarantee that you receive a shirt.

There will also be a Kids One Mile Fun Walk, which will be led by our very own Rydan Buffington.  Kids are encouraged to wear as much green as creatively as possible to support kidney health awareness.  Prizes will be awarded!

Features:  Chip timing by 3 Way Racing; Race Photography


*Can’t participate but still want to contribute?  Just use the “Donate” tab on the signup page.


imagesPampered Chef

Date:  now through April 25th

How To Shop:  Set up an account online, choose “shop online”, enter “Bridgit Buffington” as the host.  15 percent of total sales will support Ryan.  Open to anyone in all 50 states.  Can direct ship.




Date:  now through April 30th

How To Shop:  Add items to your cart and select “Match For Ryan” at check out.  20 percent of total sales will support Ryan.  Open to anyone in all 50 states.  Can direct ship.






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