Be Seen In Green Day 2013 Wrap-up

On April 19, 2013, The Living Legacy Foundation and Donate Life Maryland, painted Maryland green for our second annual ‘Be Seen In Green Day’ to celebrate National Donate Life Month. Once again, ‘Be Seen In Green Day’ was a complete success and we are thrilled to share with you the amazing results!

Volunteers, healthcare professionals, schools, businesses, private organizations and the public as a whole really showed up and showed out to make this day a one to remember.

Joining in on the crusade, hospital staff showed their support by wearing green scrubs, pins and shirts. Greater Baltimore Medical Center emergency room staff even took time out of their busy schedule to show us their creative green wear. Throughout the month of April many of the hospitals in Maryland hosted donation information booths to support National Donate Life Month.

GBMC emergency room staff delighted to be seen in green on 4/19!

GBMC emergency room staff delighted to be seen in green on 4/19!

The LLF received pictures from hospital staff sporting their green from Frederick Memorial Hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Harford Memorial Hospital, Meritus Medical Center, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Bayview Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center and Western Maryland Medical Systems. We also received pictures from the Maryland Hospital Association in their best green wear. Check out our Facebook page: www.thefacebook.com/TheLLF for all the pictures posted.

Belair MVA

Bel-Air MVA branch raising awareness with their green HERO t-shirts!

We were equally excited to see the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration branches sporting green. To show their support, they wore HERO shirts, Donate Life pins and other green accessories to support this great cause. To check out photos of other MVA branches’ in their green glamour, visit Donate Life Maryland Facebook page. Pictures can be seen of MVA branches’ from all over the state. 

The green spotlight was on other community partners throughout the state as well. Primavera Italian Restaurant and Bar held a fundraising benefit on April 19th. A portion of customers checks were donated directly to The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland. What an awesome way to mix two great things, authentic Italian food and organ, eye and tissue donation. We even received pictures of our four legged friends in their best green wear! Lastly, donor families, living donors, recipients and others touched by donation shared photos of themselves sporting green and posted them to our Facebook page. The response was amazing and reminds us of why we educate the public and celebrate the lives of our donors.

DL cake

Katie Bigelow, heart recipient, shared this photo of a cake she was given to celebrate her one year anniversary of being given a second chance at life.

To view the photo album from that day, click here.

Social Media Highlights From ‘Be Seen In Green Day’!

  • 129 pictures were posted to The LLF Facebook page      
  • 66 of our Facebook fans created posts related to ‘Be Seen In Green Day’
  • 26 new “Likes” on The LLF Facebook page
  • 20,817 the total amount of people who saw our Facebook posts
Hoover workplace

Donor mom, Sonja Hoover (standing second from right), recruited her coworkers to wear green in support of organ, eye and tissue donation and in memory of her son, Quinn Hoover, who was a donor in 2012.

For more information on Donate Life Maryland or to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, visit Donate Life Maryland at www.donatelifemaryland.org.

 For more information on The Living Legacy Foundation visit www.thellf.org.

This was an awesome and beautiful day. We could not have done this without the help and support of our community partners. We can’t wait to see the state painted in green next year!

 

 

 

 

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About Mia

Mia is the Community Outreach Associate for The Living Legacy Foundation. She assists with the development and execution of community outreach programs in order to increase public awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation as well as increase the number of actionable designated donors in the LLF Donor Service Area, with primary focus in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.
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