Minority Donor Awareness event set Aug. 2 in Philadelphia

Cape Gazette
Brenda Council carries on her husband Gregory’s legacy through volunteering with Gift of Life to raise awareness of the need for minority community members to register as potential organ and tissue donors.

Gift of Life will promote National Minority Donor Awareness Week by hosting its 19th Annual Gospel Program from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ in Philadelphia. Gospel performers Jason Nelson and Angie White will entertain the crowd, along with The Anointed Voices of Ford Memorial Temple.

The Gospel Program is free and will be hosted by Praise 103.9’s Dezzie. Last year, over 2,000 people came to the Gospel Program, and many were moved by touching stories - like Gregory and Brenda Council’s - and decided to register.

Gregory Council was always a man who knew how to motivate others. From his younger days as the owner of a barbershop in North Philadelphia to his work in the New Jersey school district where he counseled and mentored at-risk youth who were facing possible incarceration, he had a gift of giving guidance to others and lending a helping hand.

He had always been a healthy man who was active and loved sports. He got married and had two children, and settled down in Wilmington. He and his wife Brenda had known each other and dated since 1973. His challenge in life was that he struggled with hepatitis C, a disease that was destroying his liver and his health.  Continue reading

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