St. Lawrence Community News | Doreen Barnes
Twenty year-old Palestinian Khaled Khatib, joined by assistant general and sales manager Krystal Legace of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Brockville, carried the Torch of Life to Mayor David Henderson for a brief ceremony at city hall.
The event took place with the hopes that more awareness will be brought to the issue of organ and tissue donations, encouraging Brockvillians to become part of the donor registry.
The Torch of Life, Register Now Campaign started on March 2, with Frank Apuzzo, Khaled Khatib, Irbrahim Hasan and George Marcello crisscrossing Ontario in an effort to persuade people to save lives by becoming part of the one million registered organ and tissue donors they hope to see in a data base.
"Most people are doing it (signing up) by Facebook or Twitter," said George Marcello, organizer and transplant recipient. "Just twitter our link www.torchforlife.com, the registry button is there and it takes two minutes to register. We will then have a great tool to work with. Ontario right now has the lowest rate, most likely, in the entire world."