Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Canadian Transplant Games, Calgary, Alberta July 16-22, 2012.

The Canadian Transplant Association will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2012 and the Games will immediately follow Calgary’s (100th) Centennial Stampede (July 6–15, 2012). Athletic competitions will beheld in all age categories for track & field, athletics, swimming, tennis, table tennis, badminton, race walking, 5-pin & 10-pin bowling, lawn bowl, golf, cycling and more including group events like volleyball and the very popular East-versus-West Canada Cup. Schedule of Events. Registration Package (sign-up by April 15h for discount pricing).

Save the date, July 16-22, 2012 and visit The Canadian Transplant Association web site for details about the games as they become available. If you have any questions about the Games or would like to donate, please contact Jennifer Holman at jenniferholman@txworks.ca or Jody Yakubowski at jyakubowski@shaw.ca. If you would
like information about volunteering, please contact CTAGames@shaw.ca.

Calgary is famous for its Western hospitality and they can’t wait to welcome all to this exciting event – a chance to show the world that organ donation really does work; a chance to honor the donors and donor families; a chanceto make memories that will last a lifetime.

About the Canadian Transplant Association (CTA)
The CTA a registered non-profit organization (Charitable tax No. 13181 5862 RR0001) comprised of transplant recipients, athletes, and volunteers dedicated to promoting organ donation through public advocacy and events including the National Transplant Games and World Transplant Games.

“You Have the Power to Donate Life – to become an organ and tissue donor Sign-up today!
Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”
Australia, register at Australian Organ Donor Register
New Zealand, register at Organ Donation New Zealand
South Africa, http://www.odf.org.za/
United States, donatelife.net
United Kingdom, register at NHS Organ Donor Register
Your generosity can save or enhance the lives of up to fifty people with heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and small intestine transplants (see allotransplantation). One tissue donor can help by donating skin, corneas, bone, tendon, ligaments and heart valves
Has your life been saved by an organ transplant? "Pay it forward" and help spread the word about the need for organ donation - In the U.S. another person is added to the national transplant waiting list every 11 minutes and 18 people die each day waiting for an organ or tissue transplant. Organs can save lives, corneas renew vision, and tissue may help to restore someone's ability to walk, run or move freely without pain. Life Begins with You.

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