Claremont residents fought the raindrops Friday at noon as they met at Broad Street Park to learn about organ donors. Friday’s event was held as part of National Donate Life Month where local, regional, and national activities take place to encourage Americans to register as organ donors and to celebrate those whose lives have been saved by a donation.
The event was facilitated by 61-year old Tracy Pope who received a kidney transplant 4 years ago from her husband Scott Pope. City Manager Guy Santagate and Mayor Charlene Lovett both spoke, including a proclamation that established April as Organ Donation Month for the city.
Residents then heard testimonials from various families and individuals from the area who have been affected by organ donation. Overall, their words focused on deriving life from tragedy.
There were guest speakers as well, including a statement from NH State Senator David Pierce, read by Ray Gagnon. The boy scout troop raised an organ donor flag to round out the ceremony.
For more information on how you can save a life, check out http://www.DonateLife.net.