APRIL 7 IS GREEN SHIRT DAY IN HONOUR OF THE HOMBOLDT TRAGEDY, News (West London Minor Hockey)

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Mar 24, 2019 | Brady Parr | 6283 views
APRIL 7 IS GREEN SHIRT DAY IN HONOUR OF THE HOMBOLDT TRAGEDY
On April 6, 2018, Canadians were heartbroken to hear the news of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Of the 29 passengers, sixteen lost their lives and thirteen will all bear physical and emotional scars for life.

On April 7, 2018, Humboldt Broncos defenceman, Logan Boulet succumbed to his injuries, his parents, Bernadine and Toby Boulet offered to donate his organs so that six lives could live on. They did so, because Logan told his parents, he was registering as an organ donor, and that he was inspired by his coach and mentor Ric Suggitt. Ric passed on June 27th, 2017 and was also an organ donor and saved 6 lives.

As news spread of the organ donation, by this young hockey player, over 100,000 people registered to become organ donors in the days and weeks that followed. To date this is the largest number of Canadians registering to become organ donors in Canadian History due to one event – one person.

Green Shirt Day, hopes to honour, remember, and recognize all the victims and families of that fatal crash, and to continue Logan’s legacy, by inspiring Canadians to talk to their families and register as organ donors.

In Canada, almost 90% of Canadians say they support organ donation, but only 23% have actually registered their intent to donate. Though donation rates have improved over the last ten years, there is more to be done as approximately 250 Canadians die annually waiting for an organ transplant.

On April 7 WEAR GREEN to remember the Humboldt Bus Tragedy and in honour of the Logan Boulet Effect and let’s inspire one another by registering as donors, and telling our families.

Green is the official colour of organ/tissue donation,
symbolizing the hope organ donors provide to patients in need.

 
Register · Tell Your Family · Be Inspired
Register · Tell Your Family · Be Inspired
Register · Tell Your Family · Be Inspired
 
 
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