Morgan D’Organ, the Donate Life Illinois mascot, is traveling across America to bring the lifesaving message of organ and tissue donation to people’s front doors. He will be at fairs, festivals, sporting events, concerts, etc. If there’s an event for Morgan to promote donation and get people to register as organ and tissue donors, he will find it!
Morgan and his team of donation experts.
Throughout the summer, you can track Morgan on both Facebook and Twitter. For a complete list of events Morgan is attending, go to the Donate Life Illinois Facebook Page and click on the “Morgan’s Mission” tab.
Morgan leaving for his 2011 summer tour!
Morgan also will take over the Donate Life Illinois Twitter account (@DonateLifeIL) to share updates from the road. Check the hashtag #MorgansFeat to find updates and photos of Morgan’s expeditions. Although Morgan is sporting some pretty awesome kicks these days, the pictures won’t just be of Morgan’s toes. (We’re talking “feat” here, folks, not “feet.”) They will feature Morgan LIVE and in
action as he tries to accomplish an AMAZING FEAT!
The one and only Mini Morgan in Denver learning about organ and tissue donation.
What is this amazing feat? Morgan wants to help register 100 million Americans as organ and tissue donors by the end of 2011. Currently, more than 94 million Americans already have made the decision to give life through organ and tissue donation. Morgan wants to get 6 million more in just six months!
You can help Morgan achieve his goal by registering your decision to be an organ and tissue donor at DonateLifeIllinois.org. You also can help by fanning Donate Life Illinois on Facebook or following on Twitter.
This Friday, Morgan D’Organ will be hamming it up for the NBC 5 camera’s and he wants you to join him. Morgan, and his fellow Mascots on a Mission, are working nonstop during National Donate Life Month to register donors nationwide. See details below and join Morgan on Friday. If you can’t make it, be sure to tune in and look for the giant pink liver in the crowd!
NBC 5 Dance Friday
WHAT: Join Donate Life Illinois and Morgan D’Organ to promote National Donate Life Month and Mascots on a Mission. We’ll be meeting in front of the NBC 5 studios in Chicago to participate in the station’s “Dance Friday.” Like the Today Show, NBC 5 films in front of windows that overlook the NBC plaza. Each Friday, the news team closes the week by dancing around the studio and showing the crowd in the NBC plaza. Here’s an example. On April 16, DLI volunteers and Morgan will be that crowd!
Wear your dancing shoes and hope for nice weather. Mascots on a Mission T-shirts and signs will be provided. If attending, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your requested t-shirt size: S-XL is available.
WHEN: Friday, April 16
TIME: Meet at 6:00 a.m. outside in front of NBC 5 studios.
WHERE: NBC 454 N. Columbus Drive. Chicago, IL 60611
Thanks to everyone who voted this year to help me pick my Halloween costume! I didn’t think I could out do my awesome pirate costume from last year, but man did you guys come through for me!
I’ve always considered it a privilege to represent the incredible men and women of Illinois who help save countless lives each and every day with organ/tissue donation, but I’d never go so far as to call myself a superhero; I’d reserve that for those who give the gift of life. Nonetheless, the organ donation community made their voices heard and this year I came out strong and donned a red cape, blue boots and a yellow underwear thingy to be THE hero of all heroes…SUPERMAN!
I somehow managed to overbook myself for the evening (I’m a popular guy, what can I say?) so having the power to fly around the state for the night definitely made things a whole lot easier. As I flew around Illinois, I got to see all the great costumes you guys put together and wow was I impressed!
Another great thing about being Superman for the night was that after eating all that yummy Halloween candy (and let me tell you, a liver sure can eat), I was able to take a quick jog around the state and whew, did I feel as fit as ever.
But of course, aside from having an awesome time and showing off my super cool costume, I wanted to make sure I got out and spread the word about the importance of organ/tissue donation. I met some wonderful people who wanted to learn more about what it takes to become an organ donor and they were so eager to register, it was incredible!
I had just a great time, and thanks again for helping pick out such a cool costume for me. And remember, you don’t need a cape to help
save a life! Register to be an organ/tissue donor today.
Yup, every October, people like to laugh and giggle and make fun of the big pink guy rolling around town. I guess some people just assume that I am some Halloween fanatic that celebrates year-round. Wrong. Don’t get me wrong, I love Halloween, but there’s no denying that I am in fact a giant liver that most enjoys promoting organ and tissue donation all the time.
So, once a year, I get the chance to put a twist on my usual good looks and draw some fresh eyes with a costume. The problem is that I can never quite decide which route to take. I’ve always got ideas but can never quite pick the right outfit.
That’s where YOU come in. We’ve got one week until the big dress up day and I need some serious help. Take a look below and let me know what you think about my options. Last year, all signs pointed toward me being a pirate. I definitely enjoyed saying “arrrgghhh” a lot but let’s be honest – I’m quite the gentle giant.
The polls will close this Thursday, October 29 with the results revealed Friday, October 30, just in time for the big day. Feel free to pass this post around for your friends and coworkers to vote as well and I’ll be sure to share some photos from my night on the town.
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