The seeds of donation were spread during Senior Day presented by Donate Life at the Columbus Dispatch Home and Garden Show on Wednesday, February 27.
Lifeline of Ohio Donate Life Ambassadors staffed a booth, with an engaging putt-putt for life game, to remind attendees that you’re never too old to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. In true home and garden fashion, winners of the mini golf game received packets of wildflower seeds to literally plant the seed for donation!
A true partner for life, Five Seasons Landscape Maintenance displayed donor posters in their showcase garden, creating an on-site donor memorial. The beautiful outdoor escape featured a waterfall, spring plants, a walking path and eight hero stories, signifying the number of lives one person can save through organ donation. Five Seasons manages and maintains the Lifeline of Ohio Donor Memorial at 770 Kinnear Rd., Columbus. We thank Mike Moulton of Five Seasons for the support!
In addition to the booth, several Donate Life Ambassadors shared their personal stories on the Simple Bath Ohio Home Stage. Donor family mom Janie Scarborough and heart recipient Mike Glenn explained the importance of registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor while two-time kidney recipient Marc Summers and donor parents Mike and Sue Murphy reinforced that yes, even seniors are never too old to become registered donors. Thank you Janie, Mike, Marc, Mike and Sue for inspiring show attendees.
Presented by Scioto Valley, the Columbus Dispatch Home and Garden Show featured hundreds of home-improvement pros who help Columbus residents see home-design potential. The 10-day event housed four stages dedicated to demonstrations spanning home-improvement, landscaping, design, cooking and more.
A spring sanctuary in the middle of winter, the show brought the best of the backyard indoors this year with 10 outdoor-living themed gardens and backyard vignettes.
The Home and Garden Show ran February 23 through March 3, 2013 at the Ohio Expo Center.