On April 11, 2010 we are attempting the Guinness World Record™ for most candles lit simultaneously in a single venue in an effort to shed light on the need for organ and tissue donors!  

Lighting candles at the 2009 Vigil

The attempt is part of our annual Candlelight Vigil of Hope, Remembrance and Celebration. The event, typically held at the Lifeline of Ohio donor memorial, is moving to the West Plaza at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 7 p.m. to accommodate the 1,300-1,500 attendees needed to break the record.

The vigil is designed to provide hope to those waiting for a chance to “shine on” with a lifesaving organ transplant, remembrance for those who “shine on” through the gifts they gave as organ and tissue donors, and celebration for transplant recipients who continue to “shine on” with a second chance at life.

The move to the statehouse gives us an opportunity to include more central Ohioans in this special event celebrating Donate Life Month, and encourage Ohioans to “shine on” as organ and tissue donors – we invite you all to join us!

Learn more about the vigil by clicking here.

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