Did you know that organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation affects every culture and community around the world? In the United States, nearly 115,000 are waiting for a lifesaving transplant and every 10 minutes someone is added to the transplant waiting list. On average, 20 people die every day while waiting for a transplant. Learn more about donation and transplantation here. Organ donation is truly a matter of life and death for those waiting. Add to these the thousands whose lives are saved and healed by tissue and cornea donation that help them to see better, move better and reclaim their lives. Locally, 2,500 people are in need of a lifesaving organ transplant. We want to change these statistics! There is always hope when others register to be organ, eye and tissue donors!
Join the Donate Life Wyoming float and celebrate “Christmas Around the World” to bring awareness to organ, eye and tissue donation this holiday season in the Cheyenne Christmas Parade. This annual tradition kicks off promptly at 5:30 PM at 17th Street and Carey Avenue and takes place the Saturday following Thanksgiving. The parade marches north on Carey to 24th Street, then turns right to Capitol Avenue. From Capitol Avenue, the parade continues down to 16th street and concludes on Pioneer Avenue with Santa continuing on to the Depot Plaza for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
We’re looking for volunteers to participate in the parade with us! Let’s show how there is always hope around the world through organ, eye and tissue donation. You can walk or ride on our festive “Infinite Hope” float. If you’d like to be a part of this special event with us, please contact Ryea’ O’Neill @ 307-577-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Downtown Cheyenne, WY