It Is Well With My Soul invites you to observe National Minority Donor Awareness Month

| August 1, 2014

FORT WAYNE–August is Minority Donor Awareness Month. Did you know that one organ, eye, and tissue donor has the potential to save or enhance the lives of over 50 people? Did you know that the majority of more than 118,000 people on the transplant waiting list are minorities? It is Well With My Soul F.U.N. Friday will honor Minority Donor Awareness Month, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 8 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 East Creighton Ave.

Guest speaker Julie Braun, trained advocate for Indiana Organ Procurement Organization, and double lung recipient of 11 years will tell his story.

Dr. Clive O. Callendar,

Dr. Clive O. Callendar,

In 1972, Dr. Clive O. Callendar, professor of surgery at Howard University, founded the Howard University Hospital Transplant Center, the first minority-operated center in the United States. Dr. Callendar is the founder of the National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP) and National Minority Donor Awareness Day (Aug. 1).

Come and learn to separate facts from myth about organ donation. What you may not know about organ donation could save many lives.

Please RSVP to allow setup for the number attending. Cost to attend is 50 cents for room setup. Lunch is available ranging in price from $6 to $10. For more information, contact Dr. Ruby Cain at rcain@bsu.edu, call (765 )285-9126, or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/626853017412829/. A Facebook account is not needed to view this page.

F.U.N. (Folks Uniting Nowadays) originated with Study Circles Alumni in 2001. The focus is informal social gatherings of interracial participants, focusing on friendship and increased cultural awareness and understanding.  It Is Well With My Soul is a program of the Department of Educational Studies, Teachers College, Ball State University, and a program affiliate of W. K. Kellogg’s Foundation’s Five Year America Healing Initiative. The program promotes racial healing via family and historical research, publication, and presentation, social action, and community mobilization.

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