Students to conduct organ donor awareness campaign on ACU campus


For Immediate Release
April 18, 2000

Contact:

Kendra Pulliam, student team member
(915) 738-4510

Dr. Jeff Warr, professor of journalism and mass communication
(915) 674-2045

On Thursday, April 20, ACU will conduct an organ donor awareness day called "Everyone has Something to Give." The goal of the day is to educate and increase awareness about organ donation and encourage family discussion about the decision to donate organs. 

Information tables will be set up in the McGlothlin Campus Center Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students will be able to sign a donor card and send a family notification postcard. To show the committment ACU students have made to organ donation, each student who signs up to become a donor will write their name on a paper heart and then pin it to the campaign banner, located outside the Campus Center.

Local recipient Doyale Reeves, a living testimony to the community, and Doyle High, the husband of an organ donor, will speak during ACU's daily chapel at 11 a.m. in Moody Coliseum

Following chapel, a reception will take place in the Living Room of the Campus Center to honor local recipients. Allen Botkin, will share his experience as a recipient.

From noon to 5 p.m., students will be able to bowl for prizes and compete in a Jeopardy tournament. Both of these events will take place in the Bean Sprout.

Local underwriters who have contributed to the event are Abilene Diagnostic Clinic, ARAMARK, Southwest Transplant Alliance, Ts 2 Please and Dr. Pepper / Pepsi Bottling Company.

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If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Tom Craig, director of media and community relations, at craigt@acu.edu or call 915-674-2692 (cell phone: 665-5469).


Last update: April 19, 2000
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