This past fall, Maryland colleges and universities competed against each other in the third annual Donate Life Maryland Campus Challenge. As always, we have waited until Donate Life Month to announce the winners, and this April we are excited to announce Salisbury University as our 2010 Donate Life Maryland Campus Challenge Champions! The Salisbury University chapter of Alpha Phi Omega (APO), a service organization, took on the Challenge for the first time and was responsible for more than half of the total donor designations collected during the challenge. Other participating schools included Bowie State University and Morgan State University.
Alpha Phi Omega began partnering with The Living Legacy Foundation and Donate Life Maryland in the spring of 2010, when they contacted us with the desire to educate their fellow students about organ, eye and tissue donation via an information booth on campus. We encouraged them to hold a donor drive, and APO was excited for the opportunity. They held their first donor drive on campus in
April 2010 in support of Donate Life Month, and when asked if they’d like to be involved with the Campus Challenge in the fall of 2010, APO enthusiastically took on the challenge and ran with it!
APO also held a donor drive during this year’s Donate Life Month to continue to educate and encourage students at Salisbury University to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. Their commitment to donation, as well as their enthusiasm while holding donor drives has been inspiring, and Donate Life Maryland and The Living Legacy Foundation is proud to be involved with such a passionate group of students. Thank you, Salisbury University Alpha Phi Omega for all you do for our cause, and congratulations on winning the 2010 Donate Life Maryland Campus Challenge!
The Campus Challenge will be taking on a different format this year, which will make it more convenient for more schools to get involved. Stay tuned for a blog post about the NEW Donate Life Maryland Campus Challenge. If you are a current college student, professor or advisor and would like to get your school involved with Donate Life Maryland, contact Lauren Muskauski, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-242-7000 x2005.