Last week we had the honor of meeting Gary Simmons and hearing his story (see below). BPR attended and donated hotpots of coffee for a ribbon cutting launching a Charity Event Golf Classic in October at the Trump National Golf Club. The Honorary Host is Eric Trump, and the Honorary Chairman is NASCAR legend Bobby Allison. Being part of community means you are engaged in it’s growth and should the unthinkable happen, provide the GIFT OF LIFE. Melissa and I (Dave) are both organ donors and hope all who read this will take the time to “Like” LIFESHARE OF THE CAROLINAS and take a few minutes to login to OrganDonor.gov to make sure your wishes are shared.
Golf Tournament Details: www.savealifegolfclassic.org
Gary Simmons was on the brink of death when the four sons of deceased Peggy Long saved his life by saying “yes” to the donation of her organs. In January 2013, he received a liver transplant, and as a result, is healthy and active again. Simmons wanted to pay forward the generosity that was granted to him, and he did so by founding the Save A Life Group, a nonprofit that advocates awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation. The majority of the committee members are transplant recipients or donors.
Simmons started the organization with one goal in mind: to boost the number of organ donors, and therefore save and improve the lives of those in need.