Thursday, March 22, 2012

Flash Mob to Save Lives!

There will be a Flash Mob to raise awareness of organ donation this Saturday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m. at City Centre.  Here is the YouTube link to the choreography and the password is lifeshare.

Come and join the FUN!!! Here are the instructions for the Flash Mob:

·         Arrive at City Centre on Saturday, March 24 no later than 10:30 a.m.
·         We will be doing our performance on the grassy area near the water fountains.  Be waiting somewhere near this area for your cue.
·         The address is 800 Town and Country Blvd Houston 77024.  There are FREE parking decks.
·         If you have a TK Foundation t-shirt, wear it.  If not, wear green shirt. 
·         We will start at 11:00 a.m.SHARP! 
·         We have a few leaders who will get things started by clapping and heading into the grassy area when the music is started. As soon as you hear the clapping, join them and wait for them to start dancing so you can join in.
·         When the dance is over, please disperse.  Everyone just walk away and pretend like nothing happened! It is way more effective and hilarious that way.

This is a NATIONWIDE event you will be participating in! This is your chance to shake your groove thing for a good cause, so WHY NOT?!

Monday, March 5, 2012

This Applies to You

Organ donation is a wonderful thing. It saves lives. Up to 8 lives per organ donor, in fact. And up to 50 more lives can be greatly improved by one organ donor. These are things we know. Many of us have loved ones who have donated or received a donation, and we know the importance, we've seen the gratitude, we've felt the heartache and the pride. 

But for many people in our nation, the subject of organ donation doesn't mean much. It's just something they get asked about and brush aside at the DPS/DMV. And because it hasn't touched their lives on a personal level, they don't realize that the subject applies to them. It applies to everyone. 

In February, three families were devastated when their sons were the victims of shootings. One of the young men was shot just a few blocks from his home in New York. The other two young men were victims of a school shooting in Ohio. Three young men lost futures--lost their chance to grow and progress. Three families lost brothers and sons. Children who should never have to see that kind of violence lost 3 friends. And it happened mindlessly. It happened in an instant. 

Despite these tragedies, the 3 families chose to give the gift of Life. All 3 boys were organ donors, and their memory lives on in the many, many lives that their gift will now touch.
We are all human. We are all fragile, and we live in an uncertain world. We don't know how long we have on this earth or what we will be asked to sacrifice. We can only make the most of every day we are given and make the choice to give back as much as we can. In these ways we are all connected. In these ways organ donation applies to us all.