Colleen's BA 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk 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. 



Registration will open soon for this year's Colleen's BA 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Kensington, MD.  New prizes, new raffle items and new team fund raising!  Come join the fun and support this important charity run.

Check this site and/or Facebook for more updates!

Read Pediatric Liver News by Johns Hopkins Children's Center to see your donation dollars at work!

Winter 2016: Pediatric Liver News

New Facebook App for Children with Liver Disease and Their Families:
(Johns Hopkins pediatric gastroenterologist Douglas Mogul led the development of this social media space) 

Liver Space


Colleen Mitchel attended Grace Episcopal Day School in Kensington and Walter Johnson (WJ) High School in Bethesda.  Colleen was born with biliary atresia (BA), the most serious liver disease of infancy and childhood, and died in 2013 at age 19 due to complications with liver disease.  She was a sophomore at the University of Michigan.  As a tribute to Colleen, and to aid in the effort to discover the cause of biliary atresia, her family has organized this annual community fundraiser. Proceeds support BA research at Johns Hopkins Pediatric Liver Center in Baltimore, Maryland and organ donation awareness in our community. 




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