Local Family Keeps Legacy Alive Through Advocacy of Donation

Gift of Life Donor Program

On Sunday February 12, the Bottino family held their 4th annual event celebrating the legacy of Joe Bottino, Jr. with a special performance of the musical, Cats at The Ritz Carlton Theatre Company in Haddon Township, New Jersey.

The yearly fundraiser is in memory of Joe Bottino, Jr. who passed away at age 42 in February 2007. Bottino passed away while waiting for a liver transplant due to liver failure. He left behind his wife Dianne Bottino and two children who decided to honor his memory in a special way.

“As we approached the first anniversary, we wanted to have an event in memory of Joe,” said Dianne Bottino. “We wanted to raise awareness of the critical need for organ donors, make an impact on the number of registered donors and raise funds to support educational programs and services offered by Gift of Life.”