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Organ Donation Awareness Event at University Hospital


For Immediate Release:
September 22, 2009

(LONDON, Ontario) – The Third Annual ‘Gift of Life Relay Walk-Run’ is holding a kick-off event at London Health Sciences Centre’s University Hospital prior to an organ donation awareness walk to Windsor, Ont. This event will also honour two 20-year heart transplant recipients.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009


10:00 a.m. (speakers)

10:30 a.m. (Relay walk to begin)


London Health Sciences Centre
University Hospital, 4th Floor
Multi-Organ Transplant Program (MOTP) lobby

*All media are asked to RSVP if they plan on attending this event*

Speakers include:
• Dr. Paul Marotta, Medical Director Liver Transplantation Multi-Organ Transplant Program
• Tom Awad, Organ Recipient and Event Organizer

Interviews and photo opportunities will be made available. After the kick-off, Tom Awad can be contacted directly at 519-819-8555.


For more information contact:

Kelly Almond
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 77129

After-hours assistance:
Call LHSC Switchboard at 519-685-8500 and ask to page the communication consultant on-call