Washington, DC: Gospel Recording Artist Christopher Page was recently nominated for his first Stellar Award for his latest release, “A Page from My Heart,” which features the gospel line dance, “Sanctified Slide.” Christopher is using the nomination for the highest award in the gospel industry as a platform to encourage more African Americans and Christians to commit to becoming organ donors by working with the National Office of Transplantation and Donate Life America.
The “Giving Life through Gospel Music” campaign starts on November 13, 2009 during National Donor Sabbath Weekend and ends on August 1, 2010 on National Minority Donor Awareness Day. As part of the partnership, Christopher will have information available about the benefits of organ donation available at each performance during his Sanctified Slide Tour. Christopher will also donate a portion of his album sales to Donate Life America. In addition, he will also host workshops and conduct interviews across the country to address some of the myths, obstacles and fears associated with organ donation.
Christopher, who had a Cornea transplant a year ago and will have a second transplant in the Spring of 2010, feels that, “It is an honor to be nominated and possibly win the Stellar Award, but this honor means nothing if I can’t use it to make a difference in someone’s life. The way that I think about it is that I couldn’t read the ballot or my lyrics if it weren’t for someone else deciding to give me the gift of sight.”
Christopher Page is a nationally known professor, minister, artist, clinician, and songwriter. Over the past ten years, he has ministered extensively throughout the United States. He has delivered stellar performances with some of the world’s greatest and most celebrated gospel artists including Kirk Franklin, Vanessa Williams, Dottie Peeples, Maurette Brown Clark, Trin-i-tee 5:7, and All-4-One. Recently, the group has been featured on Bobby Jones Gospel, the United We Dance Convention and the Gospel Music Workshop of America.
To learn more about Organ Donation visit www.donatelife.net or www.organdonor.gov.