Done Vida Scholarship winners! - Washington Regional Transplant

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Done Vida Scholarship winners! - Washington Regional Transplant
2012
Quarter 1: January - March
2012
Events
 NBC 4 Health and Fitness Expo—Washington, DC
 GMU Health and Fitness Expo—Fairfax, VA
 Beard Football Officials Clinic—Baltimore—MD
 GMU Hispanic Student Association—Fairfax, VA
 NOVA Hispanic Student Union—Annandale, VA
 Heartfelt Thanks Reception Inova Fairfax Hospital—
Falls Church, VA
 10th Annual Prayer Breakfast—Greenbelt, MD
 Washington Hospital Center Donate Life Month
Kickoff—Washington DC
 Corporate Executive Board Health Fair—Rossyln, VA
 Scotchtown Elem. School Health Fair—Laurel, MD
Presentations
 Lyon Park Community Center—Arlington, VA
 Friends for Life Volunteer Training—WRTC
 Hospital Ambassador/OSHA Training—WRTC
 Abiding Presence Lutheran Church—Burke, VA
 Walker Mill Middle School—Capitol Heights, MD
 GMU Death & Dying Class—Fairfax, VA
 Kiwanis meeting—Silver Spring, MD
 Mason Neck Lions Club—Lorton, VA
 Georgetown Univ. School of Nursing—Washington
DC
 Fairfax Commission on Organ & Tissue Donation
Panel George Mason Library—Annandale, VA
(Above) Donor father, Bill Peters, tells his
son Scott’s
moving donation story to
more than 150
listeners in
Arlington, VA at
Lyon Park Community Center.
 Donation Resource Specialist Training—
Bethesda, MD
 Montgomery County High Schools—Clarksburg,
Walter Johnson
 Donate Life Month Proclamations—City of Manassas Park and City of Manassas, VA and Prince
George’s County, MD
 Children’s Hospital Medical Center Donation
Day—Washington, DC
DMV-MVAs: 15 trainings, 9 volunteer speakers!
2012
Media & PSAs
Quarter 1: January - March
Donor Family Services
Earned media:
 Story by John Ogden on Paul’s Race for Life in
Spokes Magazine (mid-Atlantic area)
 John Ogden interviewed on WTTG Fox-5
 Interviews on Linking Hands Across America on
WTOP radio and WUSA9 website.
 Greenspring Morning Program—Springfield, VA
PSAs:
 Print : Eventos VIP, East of the River, Hill Rag, MidCity DC, Spokes Magazine, Afro-American
 TV: WJLA/NewsChannel8
 Radio: WYCB, PRAISE-FM, 40 channels on Metro
Traffic drive time
(Below) Donor mother, Rosa Lobos, is interviewed by EventosVIP about her daughter,
Daisy, and the importance of organ, eye, and
tissue donation to all Hispanics.
Donor parents, Charles Enos and Debby
Tinker, meet their son Matt’s heart recipient,
Kevin Lassiter, and his wife, Cynthia, on
March 25, 2012 at WRTC offices.
 Widowhood Support group—Annandale, VA
 Donor Family & Community Affairs Advisory
Council meeting—Annandale, VA
 Grief seminar, “Loss of Spouse/Partner”,
Holy Cross Hospital—Bethesda, MD
 Donor Family Healing Retreat—Annandale, VA
 Quilt N Chat—Annandale, VA
There are 6,477,856 registered organ,
eye and tissue donors in the District
of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia!
2012
Quarter 1: January—March
25th Anniversary Celebration
On March 29, 2012 former and current WRTC Board members, volunteers and staffers
gathered at the Atrium, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia to celebrate
a quarter century of providing hope, healing and life through donation.
2012
Quarter 2: April—June
April is Donate Life Month!
24 Presentations, 18 Donor Drives, 7 County-City Proclamations
19 Community Displays, 19 Hospital events, 6 schools, 4 DMVs
Cherry Blossom Parade
Donor Family Gathering
Quarter 2: April—June
2012
Events: May - June
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Celebrate Fairfax - Fairfax, VA
Race to Donate Life - Occoquan, VA
Elks State Convention - Falls Church, VA
Erik Compton at Medstar Washington Hospital
Center - Washington, DC
 Paul’s Ride for Life - Reston, VA
 Seven displays and five health fairs
Done Vida Scholarship
winners!
See the winning entries at
www.BeADonor/Videos2012
Above left: PGA Golfer Erik Compton, heart recipient, is on tour for Donate Life America. He gives
a few pointers to hole-in-one winner and patient
at Medstar Washington Hospital, Washington DC.
Leslie Ebert Scholarship
presentations:
Freedom HS, South Riding, VA; Brooke Point HS,
Stafford, VA; North Point HS,
Waldorf, MD; Tuscarora HS, Leesburg, VA
Westfield HS, Chantilly, VA
Presentations: May -June
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PG County Health Teachers - Capitol Heights, MD
Richard Montgomery H.S. - Rockville, MD
Know Thyself, Love Thyself - Alexandria, VA
Mt. Vernon Lions Club - Alexandria, VA
Georgetown Visitation Biology - Washington, DC
Springhill Lake E.S. Career Day - Greenbelt, MD
Colonial Forge H.S. Biology - Stafford, VA
Chesterbrook Academy Career Day - Chantilly, VA
Read the winning essays:
www.BeADonor/Essays2012
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GMU Death & Dying Class - Fairfax, VA
High Point H.S. - Beltsville, MD
Legacy of Heroes Dedication Ceremony Prince
George’s Hospital Center - Cheverly, MD
VA Hosp Cntr Cardiac Conference - Arlington, VA
Walter Johnson H.S. - Bethesda, MD
Nat’l Youth Leadership Forum - Falls Church, VA
YMCA Reston Inspirational Speech Day - VA
2012
Quarter 2: April—June
20 Million Registered Donors in 2012
Quarter 2: April—June
2012
Media &
& PSAs
Media
PSAs
 WRTC’s “Linking Hands for Life” event covered on
WTOP, WUSA9 and JCHayward.com
 3 live interviews on WUSA9 News at Noon during
National Donate Life Month
 WTOP covers Prince George’s Hospital Center’s
“Wall of Heroes” event
 The 3rd Annual Race to Donate Life 5K covered on
WTOP and Patch.com
 Radio advertisements on WTOP, WPRS, WYCB, and
WPGC and nearly a dozen other stations
 Print advertisements in East of the River, The
Washington Afro American, Washington Jewish
Week, and The Washington Examiner
 Television advertisements on WUSA9
Donor
Services
Donor Family Services
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Widowhood Support Group, 1st & 3rd Mondays
Donor Family Gathering
Maureen and WRTC team at Paul’s Ride for Life
Maureen @ Center for Loss and Life Transition,
completion of Grief Studies certificate
Lisa presented at NKF Spring Clinical Forum,
Gaylord Hotel - Oxen Hill, MD
Donor Family Council meeting, WRTC offices
Donor families and advocates at Legacy of Heroes memorial unveiling, Prince Georges Hospital
Center - Cheverly, MD
Lisa attended AOPO Donor Family Services
Council Meeting Chicago, IL
Below: Libby Garvey, newly-elected member of
the Arlington Board of Supervisors and donor wife,
shows her ongoing support for organ, eye and tissue donation. Arlington was one of 7 local jurisdictions who proclaimed April as Donate Life month.
Lisa
Lisa A.
A. Colaianni
Colaianni presented
presented at
at the
the American
American
Society
for
Histocompatibility
Society for Histocompatibility &
& Immunogenetics
Immunogenetics
about
about donor
donor family
family and
and recipient
recipient communicacommunications.
Above
left
to
right:
Donor
Jami
tions. Above left to right: Donor Jami Interiano’s
Interiano’s
mother,
mother, Bella;
Bella; his
his liver-kidney
liver-kidney recipient,
recipient, Amanda
Amanda
Bisnauth-Thomas;
donor
advocate
and
living
Bisnauth-Thomas; donor advocate and living dodonor
Lisa;
and
Kelly
Coles,
Jami’s
kidney-pancreas
nor Lisa; and Kelly Coles, Jami’s kidney-pancreas
recipient.
recipient.
Quarter 2: April—June
2012
2012
Quarter 3: July—September
2012
Events
More 3rd Quarter Health Fairs/Donor Drives:
 5 hospitals
 11 communities
 1 religious institution
 Festival for Life — Silver Spring, MD
 NephCure 5K — Fairfax, VA
 DC United Latin Night — Washington, DC
 New Dimensions Community Day — Lanham, MD
 Kettering/Largo Community Day — Upper Marlboro
 Week long visit with Lee Wood, Program and Policy
Director DonateLife, Northern Territory, Royal Darwin
Hospital, Australia (Below l-r: Rhonda Griffin, Mary
Delaney, John Ogden, Lee Wood, Cindy Speas,
Maureen Balderston, Lisa Colaianni, Freddy Medina)
Above: A record number of Friends for Life
volunteers attended the session held in
Spanish. Thanks to all for becoming
Done Vida Ambassadors!
Presentations
 National Youth Leadership Forum — Falls Church, VA
 Career Panel Edu-Futuro — Arlington, VA
 Department of Agriculture — Riverdale, MD
 Noche de Celebracion — Annandale, VA
 Northern Virginia Baptist Center Annual Convention —
Gainesville, VA
 Fairfax County Drivers Education Teacher In-Service —
Fairfax, VA
 Georgetown Patient Support Group — Washington, DC
 Inova Heart/Lung Support Group — Falls Church, VA
 First Baptist Senior Center — Washington, DC
More 3rd Quarter
Presentations:
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5 DMVs/MVAs
 4 hospitals
 2 religious
institutions
 6 schools
Above: Liver recipient, Josh
Harasimowicz, and his
mother Allyson (inset) speak
to Driver’s Education teachers in Fairfax County about
donation.
Quarter 3: July—September
2012
Media and PSAs
 WTOP/WAMU: radio ads about the gift of tissue donation (see right, on
WTOP website during August)
 Ad in Afro American
 Ad in Washington Jewish Week’s Guide to Jewish Life
 Ad in East of the River (Capital Community News)
 Metro Networks (sponsorship of 12+ local radio outlets’ local traffic reports)
Festival for Life
TV: DContigo (aired on 9/1), Mayi El Show (aired on
(airedUnivision
9/2),
on 9/1), (aired twice on 8/24); Radio: La Nueva 87.7
Mayi
El FM
Show
(morning show interview), El Zol 107.9
(Patricia
(aired onde
9/2),
Lima interview), Radio Universal 1600
AM
Univision
(30 minute
(airedinterview);
Online
twice on
photos/videos:
8/24);
Eventos VIP Pass pictures
Part
Radio:
1, Part
La Nueva
2; Latinos DC, Eventos VIP video; Local
celebrities
87.7 FM in attendance: JR from La Nueva 87.7,
Mayi
(morning
Rincon
show(above with Andy Andy) from Mayi El
Show,
interview),
Stefani
El Zol
Gamboa
107.9 from
(Patricia
DContigo,
de LimaJohanna
interview),
Hernandez
Radio Universal
from Romantica
1600 AM900AM,
(30 minute
Fanny
interview);
Gutierrez
from
Online
Univision
photos/videos:
(right with
Eventos
Freddy
VIPMedina
Pass pictures
and Levin
from
Part 1,Kickoman)
Part 2; Latinos DC, Eventos VIP video; Local
celebrities in attendance: JR from La Nueva 87.7,
Mayi Rincon (above with Andy Andy) from Mayi El
Show, Stefani
Gamboa from
DContigo, Johanna Hernandez
from Romantica
900AM, Fanny
Gutierrez from
Univision (right
with Freddy Medina and Levin
from Kickoman)
Donor
Family
Services
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Lisa Colaianni presented at NATCO (The Organization for Transplant Professionals) on OPO relationships with transplant centers—
Washington, DC
 Rosa Lobos, donor mother, participated in and
spoke at the Done Vida Festival for Life —
Silver Spring, MD
(Right—Zumba!)
 Donor mother,
Cassandra Wins,
spoke to Support
Group for Recipients
& those waiting for a
transplant—
Georgetown University
Medical Center,
Washington, DC
2012
Quarter 3: July—September
Done Vida Celebration
2012
Quarter 4: October - December
 Greater St. John Baptist - Upper Marlboro, MD
 Abiding Presence Lutheran Church - Burke, VA
 Congregation Beth Emeth - Herndon, VA
 Ventanilla de Salud - Falls Church, VA
 Link Up to Wellness Health Expo - McLean, VA
 Greenspring Health Expo - Springfield, VA
 EEOC Health Fair - Washington, DC
 Watkins Regional Park Craft Fair - Upper Marlboro, MD
 Materials distributed to Capital Caring Hospice, Wood-
bridge, VA; Matthews Memorial Baptist Church, Washington, DC; Church of the Good Shepherd, Vienna, VA;
Joshua’s Hands, Waterford, VA
(Above) Double lung recipient and opera singer, Charity Tillemann-Dick, performs and
speaks about donation to TEDx MidAtlantic.
WRTC signed up 25 donors and had 100s of
conversations with enthusiastic attendees.
Events
Presentations
 High school presentations - Gaithersburg HS, Charles
Herbert Flowers HS, Sherwood HS, Churchill HS, Seneca
Valley HS, Walter Johnson, High Pointe HS and Clarksburg HS in Maryland
 Falls Church Academy - Falls Church, VA
 American Hospital Association - Washington, DC
 Washington Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax transplant support groups
 UMD American Marketing Association Chapter
 5th Annual Spirit of Praise - Washington, DC
 Colesville United Methodist Church - Silver Spring MD
 Heritage Fellow Church - Reston, VA
 CARECEN Anniversary - Washington, DC
 Salvadoran Consulate - Washington, DC
 PG County Links, Inc Chapter - Largo, MD
 City of Fairfax Fall Festival - Fairfax, VA
 Reston YMCA Senior Living Day - Reston, VA
 LeDroit Park Civic Association - Washington, DC
 First Ladies Tea - Greenbelt, MD
 Hispanic VIP Gala - Washington, DC
Carla Shoap, Evin’s mother, represented
WRTC at the 2013 Donate Life Float in the
Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena,
CA. December activities prior to the event
included decorating Evin’s floragraph at
the WRTC offices, sharing information at
Carla’s temple and (above) with Assistant
Manager, Gita Akhlaghi, signing up donors
at the Fair Oaks
DMV where
Carla is a WRTC
and Donate Life
Virginia
Ambassador.
2012
Media & PSAs
Quarter 4: October - December
Donor Family Services
 8K Race in Memory of Tim Susco - Reston, VA
 Trees of Life at Inova Fairfax Hospital and Wash-
ington Hospital Center - Falls Church, VA and
Washington, DC
 Widowhood Seminar - WRTC offices Monday pm
 Donor Family Council meeting - WRTC offices
 Hope for the Holidays Grief Seminar - Holy Cross
Hospital
 Widowhood Book Discussion - WRTC offices
 Print ads in Afro-American, East of the River,
Eventos VIP (Above helping WRTC staff deliver
toys to children awaiting a transplant at
Georgetown Hospital and Children’s Hospital)
 Radio ads on Total Traffic (20+ radio stations),
WTOP, WASH-FM, PRAISE-FM
 TV ads on WUSA9, WJLA, NewsChannel 8
(above) Angel
ornament in
memory of a
donor on Inova
Fairfax’s third
annual Tree of
Life.
Tree of Life (above right): Donor family
members, recipients and hospital personnel
gathered at the Med Star Washington Hospital Center’s Samet Atrium for its first Tree of
Life to celebrate and remember donors in
the District of Columbia.
Tom Susco wears a #1 in the 8K Race his
parents established to honor his donor
brother Tim. Tom intends to run at least a
half marathon in every state to honor
Tim’s gifts of life.
6,297,746 citizens were registered
organ, eye and tissue donors in
DC, MD and VA at the end of 2012.
Thank you all!

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