Kidney Share: The Gift of Life

Kidney Share: The Gift of Life

 

KidneyShare: The Gift Of Life
October Event In Plover, Wisconsin
Highlights Kidney Disease And Donation Awareness.
Special Guest Speaker: Devyn Prielipp, Miss Wisconsin for America 2019
KidneyShare: The Gift Of Life — a very special event, free to the public – will be
held on Saturday, October 30, from 2:00-4:00 pm, at O’so Brewing in Plover,
Wisconsin.
The purpose of KidneyShare: The Gift Of Life is two fold: to heighten awareness
of the 100,000 Americans waiting for a life-saving kidney. 3,000 persons are added to
that list each month and 13 die every day because of the shortage of both living and
deceased kidney donors.
To also: stress the need of kidney health and how to maintain it, so as to avoid
becoming one of the statistics mentioned above.
The event will feature a special guest: Devyan Prielipp, Miss Wisconsin for
America 2019. Living kidney donor.
Presentations followed by several minutes of questions and answers, will be
delivered by the following speakers:
● Chad Franzen, WSAW Channel 7 meteorologist, whose father was a kidney
recipient.
● Dawn Lyons-Woods, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, whose daughter Emily, died at 19
from a snowmobile accident, and was a deceased kidney donor.
● Paul Osterholm, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin: will speak of the proposed “Brianna’s
Law” that would allow minors age 15 ½ and- up, with parental permission, to
sign-up as kidney donors when applying for a 4-wheeler, snowmobile or similar
off-road vehicle license.
● Emily Nowak, Wausau, Wisconsin. Emily saw a man attending a Milwaukee
Brewers baseball game stand up with a t-shirt stating that he needed a kidney.
Emily became the kidney donor for that man.
● Michael Crowley, CEO National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin will discuss
kidney disease and prevention.
● Alison Snortheim, Auburndale, Wisconsin. Married, 25 yr. old mother of 2, looking
for a living kidney donor.● Mark and Lynn Scotch, Plover, Wisconsin, will present a slide show focused on
The Organ Trail – a kidney donation journey. Mark, a living donor, has recently
completed a 1,500 mile bicycle marathon from Madison, Wisconsin to
Natchitoches, Louisiana as a way of advocating for kidney disease and donor
awareness. He is enroute on a second 1,600 mile bicycle journey traveling from
Martha’s Vineyard to his home in Plover.
● Dan Mahoney, Village of Plover Administrator, will present a special proclamation
specific to kidney health awareness.
● Featured speaker Devyn Prielipp Miss Wisconsin for America 2019 will share her
living Kidney story.
● All speakers will be available after the program for Q&A.
Prior to the kick-off of KidneyShare: The Gift Of Life, there will be three levels of
bicycle rides open to the public:
11:00 am – 1:45 pm: Road Bike Ride
11:00 am – 1:45 pm: Long Mountain Bike Ride
11:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Short Mountain Bike Ride
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm: Family Bike Ride
For more information contact Mark Scotch at 678 488-1996
Email: ml.scotch@nkdo.org
www.theorgantrail.org
Facebook: The Organ Trail

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