Green Shirt Day 2020
Tuesday, April 7th is Green Shirt Day!
Register. Tell your family. Be inspired.
THE PKD FOUNDATION OF CANADA SUPPORTS GREEN SHIRT DAY!
On April 7th, Canadians will be participating in the second annual Green Shirt Day. In 2018, the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash impacted the entire country. One of the players, Logan Boulet, was able to save six people through organ and tissue donation. His gift showed there is always hope, even in times of great tragedy.
Canadians can participate on April 7th by wearing a green shirt in support of all those affected by the Broncos accident, and to honour Logan’s legacy of selfless giving. Keep the “Logan Boulet Effect” going. Be inspired to wear green and spread the word about the powerful impact of organ donation.
Get Involved Online
Tag your provincial organ donation organization and use hashtags in honour of Logan Boulet. #LoganBouletEffect #GreenShirtDay #BeInspired #HumboldtStrong
Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and spread the message online!
Talking to Your Family About Organ DonationStarting a conversation about death or dying is hard. Most of us avoid talking about sad things but today – Green Shirt Day – is a good day to break the ice. Take a conversation starter home and talk it through with your family.
Sharing your wishes about what you want to happen at the end of your life is really important – including your thoughts and decisions about organ and tissue donation.
Having these discussions before a tragedy happens is a gift to you and your family and friends in a time of grief and sadness.
Logan told his dad his wish to be an organ donor if ever anything bad happened him. Knowing Logan’s wishes helped his family support that decision when tragedy struck.
Take it home and talk about it. Here are a few ways to start the conversation about donation:
1. “Have you heard about the Logan Boulet Effect? We talked about it at work/practice today. Even though Logan Boulet died, he helped improve 6 people’s lives by donating his organs. People were so touched by his story, 100,000 people signed up to be donors…”
2. “Today was Green Shirt Day. Did you hear about Logan Boulet and how he became an organ donor after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash? It was sad. But also inspires hope because he was able to help other people…”
3. “Did you know that today there are about 4,400 Canadians waiting for an organ transplant? A sick person can get better if they get an organ from someone else…”
4. “Do we know anyone who needs or has ever had an organ transplant?”
Learn more about Green Shirt day and how to get involved HERE!
Visit your provincial organ donation organization for additional resources related to organ and tissue donation. Find out how at https://greenshirtday.ca/contact-us/