By saying yes to donation you can make it possible for others to realize their hopes and dreams. You can bring comfort to a family worried about a loved one. All it takes is your decision to become an organ and tissue donor. Please get the facts and sign up today.
We are pleased to announce that Asheville Eye Associates has generously agreed to donate the proceeds from its annual Run the Forest 5K and one mile walk to LifeShare for public education projects. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 in Asheville. The entry fee for the run will be waived for donor family members. We need transplant recipients to volunteer for the event too. If you’re interested, contact us at (704) 512-3303.
STORIES OF HOPE
The Chris Henry Story originally ran on CBS Sports Thanksgiving Day 2010. The heart-warming story recalls the fatal accident that took the life of the Cincinnati Bengals wide-receiver, his mother’s courageous decision to donate his organs and the gift of life that followed for the four people who received his organs. LifeShare is pleased to have had a part in bringing the Chris Henry Story to life.
See and experience more inspirational donation and transplantation stories of hope.
Be sure to take a look at LifeShare’s newly-translated Spanish web site. The address is www.espanol.lifesharecarolinas.org.
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It’s Tee Time!
The second annual Save a Life Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, October 12, 2015 at the Trump National Golf Course. We are in the process now of recruiting sponsors and players for the event. If you know someone who would be interested, visit www.savealifegolfclassic.org.
Speaking of Golf
Erik Compton, the two-time heart-transplant recipient and PGA golfer, was in Charlotte this spring for the Wells-Fargo Golf Championship. While he was in town, he paid a visit to the Levine Children’s Hospital and led a golf demonstration for youth, including pediatric transplant recipients. Here’s a must-see story from PGA Entertainment with lots of people you may recognize.