Help UMW donate life today.Apr 1st, 2010 | By Author: Ashley Makowski | Category: Events
DILLON, Mont., March 31, 2010 — April is National Donate Life Today Month and Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) has challenged all state colleges and universities to encourage as many people as possible to register as organ donors.
The University of Montana Western Campus Corps team will have booths set up around campus where people can register as organ donors.
With over 1,600 people in our region waiting for life-saving transplants, the Donate Life Today campaign is a method of increasing awareness about organ donation.
“Registering as an organ donor is a simple, self-less act that can save many lives,” said Jon Stephani, Montana Western Campus Corps team leader.
Throughout the month of April, local Campus Corps members will be available on the campus to help people register as organ donors.
Montana Western will be competing with other Montana schools who have between 1,000 and 3,000 students including Montana Tech and Carroll College.
“Participating in the challenge is a great way for Montana Western to show Dillon that we care,” said Trish Lacey, Campus Corps volunteer and challenge organizer.
The winning school will receive recognition from Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, an inscription on a traveling trophy to display for the following year, and a $500 cash prize that can be used to host a campus-community volunteer recognition event or may be donated to a local charity whose work aligns with the mission of Donate Life Today.
To help Montana Western register as many donors as possible, visit one of the many booths set up around Dillon or register online. Students can log onto www.donatelifetoday.com/students, while staff and faculty can register atwww.donatelifetoday.com/campus.