I met liver transplant recipient Tom Awad recently at a Trillium Gift of Life Network volunteer event and am happy to publish the following from his brother Roger. Check out their web site. There's no end to the innovative ways we can come up with to promote organ and tissue donation. Merv.
"My brother and I formed an organization called Sport Fest Windsor to promote organ donor awareness thru sporting, cultural and entertainment events.
Our website Sport Fest shows all the events and initiatives we have undertaken this year.
We have been very fortunate to have many businesses help financially thru generous donations. People like Tim Hortons, Local 444 and Valiant Machine Tool were major sponsors.
Our major funding initiative is an 18 MONTH HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CALENDAR where Jane Awad 2004 and 2005 IFBB North American Pro Figure Champion demonstrates workout techniques, lists foods to prevent breast cancer and organ donation facts are shown each month.
Selling this calendar has been challenging to say the least and your help would be appreciated.
We are hoping you would post this on your web site and encourage your readers to help us in any way by purchasing some calendars. Putting a link to our website would help as well. Sport Fest
Please add me to your mailing list as Tom advised me that he receives valuable messages from you.
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you. Roger Awad."