As you pass by booth 435 at the 10TV Health and Fitness Expo Aug. 18 and 19 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, you will likely hear shouts of excitement, bells ringing and see lots of smiles. That’s the goal Lifeline of Ohio has for its third year as a sponsor of this event.
Lifeline of Ohio, the nonprofit responsible for promoting and coordinating organ and tissue donation in central and southeastern Ohio, aims to “celebrate life” at its booth, an idea it hopes will be contagious.
“Celebrating life is what we do,” said Heather Blausey, community outreach manager at Lifeline of Ohio. “We celebrate and honor the memories of our organ and tissue donors and join in the celebration of a second chance at life for transplant recipients everywhere.”
Lifeline of Ohio’s booth will feature many ways to celebrate life, like cornhole, a photobooth, fun giveaways and appearances by the organization’s mascot, Honey Bee. If you make the choice to celebrate life by registering as an organ and tissue donor at the event, you will be asked to ring a victory bell!
In addition to its booth, Lifeline of Ohio will sponsor the “Donate Life Demonstration Stage,” located in the center of the exhibit hall. The stage will host celebrities, special presentations and some very special central Ohioans.
Each day of the Expo, individuals touched by organ and tissue donation will share their stories with emcee Angela Pace. In addition to their testimonials, they will be available to answer questions about organ and tissue donation.
Make sure to stop by booth 435 and celebrate life with Lifeline of Ohio at the 10TV Health and Fitness Expo! To learn more about organ and tissue donation, or to register as a donor, visit www.lifelineofohio.org or call 800-525-5667.