Introducing: Sydney the Kidney!

Hi, I’m Sydney the Kidney and I am the new official mascot for Donate Life Maryland! As Maryland’s donation mascot, my main job is to help Donate Life Maryland spread the word about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and tell people how they can register as an organ, eye and tissue donor in the state of Maryland. Organ, eye and tissue donors are heroes, and who doesn’t want to be a hero, right?

Name: Sydney the Kidney

Favorite Food: Maryland Crabs, of course.

Favorite TV Shows: Grey’s Anatomy – Dr. George O’Malley was so handsome; can you imagine how attractive his donated kidneys must be? Swoon…

Favorite Activities: Shopping for shoes, practicing my award-winning smile

Favorite Vacation Spot: Ocean City, MD. Is that really a surprise?

Speaking of vacation spots, after such a busy Donate Life Month, Sydney the Kidney has decided she needs a vacation!

This summer, from June 1, 2010 through September 6, 2010, Sydney wants you to take her on vacation with you so you can help her spread the word that organ donors are heroes! All you have to do is take a picture of Sydney wherever you go and post the picture to the Donate Life Maryland Facebook page ( for all to see! Note: Posting a photo to the Donate Life Maryland Facebook page gives the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland and Donate Life Maryland full permission/ownership of the photo for use in future publications.

Click here to download a picture of Sydney, or contact Lauren Muskauski at or 410-242-7000 x2005 if you’d like a picture of Sydney to be mailed/e-mailed directly to you.


Of course there are prizes! All participants will be entered into a random drawing for a $50 Visa gift card at the end of each month of Sydney’s vacation. Each picture you post will count as an entry into the drawing.


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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One Response to Introducing: Sydney the Kidney!

  1. Pingback: Sydney the Kidney’s Summer Vacation: Update « second chances. infinite hope.

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