Media Advisory / Photo Op - Niagara Falls illuminated green to promote organ
and tissue donation

International event held to mark National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week and National Donate Life Month

TORONTO, April 22 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:  Supporters of organ and tissue donation are gathering on both
           sides of border to raise awareness for the gift of life in honour
           of National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week. Donor
           families and transplant recipients will be present.

    WHO:   Frank Markel, President and CEO, Trillium Gift of Life Network
           Christine Clark, Niagara Falls resident, Trillium Gift of Life
           Network Board of Directors
           New York Alliance for Donation
           Upstate New York Transplant Services
           Kim Craitor, MPP Niagara Falls
           Ted Salci, Mayor of Niagara Falls
           Debbie Sevenpifer, President and CEO of Niagara Health System
           The Herriott family, donor family members

    WHEN:  Friday April 23, 2010
           Falls will be illuminated both from 9 - 9:15 p.m. and 10 - 10:15
           p.m.

           PLEASE NOTE: At 10 p.m. to coincide with the second lighting of
           the falls Canadian and American participants will form a symbolic
           green ribbon across the Rainbow Bridge. Participants will be
           wearing green ponchos and be holding green glow sticks in honour
           of organ and tissue donation.

    WHERE: Niagara Falls, ON
    

SOURCE Trillium Gift of Life Network

For further information: For further information: Carrie Hoto, Trillium Gift of Life Network, (p) (416) 619-2299, (c) (416) 735-0099, (e) choto@giftoflife.on.ca

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