HPU Campus Chronicle | Caroline Weller
Ten years ago this past August, I lost a very close friend, Heather, from a fatal car accident on her tenth birthday,” said junior Megan Kurtzman. In commemoration of Heather’s 20th birthday, Kurtzman is organizing an event to honor the memory of her close friend by extending a challenge to the students, faculty and staff at HPU: become a registered organ donor.
Heather’s parents were able to donate five of her organs (heart, lung, liver, and both kidneys) to five other people who were in need of them, and Kurtzman wants everyone to have the chance to do the same.
“Last semester, I got in touch with a lady from the North Carolina Donor Services, and she told me about the Campus Challenge that they put on each year with various schools from North Carolina,” said Kurtzman. “High Point will be in a competition with East Carolina University, Meredith College, and possibly Lenoir-Rhyne University.”
The competition, Donate Life: Campus Challenge, will take place from Oct. 31 through Nov 4. People who are inter- ested in registering to become organ donors can visit the tables outside the Café every day that week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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