Ridgely Middle School Student Wins Mascot Contest

The Living Legacy Foundation congratulates Mary Morekas of Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville, Maryland who won the Donate Life Maryland Mascot Contest with her mascot creation, “Sydney the Kidney.”

Sydney the Kidney: Morekas' original drawing

High school and middle school students in Maryland were challenged to create a mascot to represent Donate Life Maryland at community outreach and awareness events. The Living Legacy Foundation received 44 contest entries from 11 high schools and middle schools throughout the state.

“This was a fun contest and we received a lot of creative entries. It was hard to choose the one best suited to represent Donate Life Maryland. “Sydney the Kidney” was a unanimous choice among the judges,” said Jim Ford, director of Communications for The Living Legacy Foundation. “We hope Sydney will help bring a little more fun into educating the public about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation, while also bringing home the main message that organ, eye and tissue donation saves lives.”

Sydney the Kidney: professionally reproduced

Morekas’ winning mascot has been professionally reproduced and used in Donate Life Maryland’s marketing materials and campaigns. Morekas also won a $500 savings bond.

Interested in participating in future Donate Life Maryland contests? Become a fan of Donate Life Maryland on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DonateLifeMaryland) where we post many contests and outreach opportunities, or contact Lauren Muskauski at lmuskauski@thellf.org.


About Lauren

Lauren Muskauski is the communications associate at The Living Legacy Foundation. She heads up many community outreach initiatives and projects, with a focus on middle school, high school and college outreach. She also manages The LLF’s and Donate Life Maryland’s presence on social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook. Lauren’s commitment to donation started early when she registered as an organ, eye and tissue donor at the MVA upon receiving her first drivers’ license, but was then reinforced a few years later when her father passed away while waiting for a liver transplant. Now, she continues to be inspired on a daily basis by the generosity of donors and their families, as well as the gratitude exhibited by every recipient she meets.
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