Will you help?

The Aurora Beacon-News ran a fantastic feature article yesterday on transplant recipient Alecia McClung, who is one of the Illinois residents featured in Secretary of State Jesse White’s statewide television commercial. I’ve provided a link to the full article below.

In other news, there are only a few days left of National Donate Life Month! It’s been a crazy time here in campaign central and we’ve seen a big surge in registrations throughout the month. Keep an eye out early next week for a full April recap and our ongoing various campaign efforts.

Enjoy the day,


‘Will you help?’
Aurora transplant recipient featured in commercials promoting state’s new organ donor registry

April 25, 2007
By Linda Girardi special to the beacon news

Alecia McClung is a living testament to the thousands of Illinoisans waiting for lifesaving organ transplants.

The 45-year-old Aurora woman has taken her passion for speaking about her experience as a kidney and pancreas transplant recipient to 30-second television and radio advertisements as part of the Donate Life Illinois campaign to spread the word about the importance of joining Illinois’ new organ and tissue donor registry.

“I decided to turn my pain into power,” McClung said.

During National Donate Life Month in April, Donate Life Illinois and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White are encouraging people to register as organ and tissue donors.McClung is featured in a commercial asking people, “Will you help?” White’s office is trying to publicize a change in donor registration that replaces the old method of signing the back of your driver’s license. Read full article


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