Ashley's Account
"What am I grateful for today?"

I hope we all wake up thinking about this question. I know many of our volunteers count their blessings often, especially those given an opportunity to be here today because of donation. While this is a time of thankfulness, it can also be a difficult time for those grieving a loved one. Being mindful of those missing someone at this time of year can help us to be more patient, compassionate and caring.

I am grateful to be inspired by each volunteer who gives their time to promote donation. Thank you for being the reason I am happy to come to work.
November Recap
What a great month for donation! Our volunteers helped spread the word about the lifesaving gift of donation at a multitude of community events, such as the Tucson Liver Life Walk, Arizona Congenital Heart Walk and Festival de Salud. Volunteers also got a chance to hold a tabling event at ISM Raceway where Donate Life advocate and NASCAR driver Joey Gase participated in a race.
Cesar Alvarez and the Celis family encouraging donor registrations at the Festival de Salud.
NASCAR driver Joey Gase honoring a donor before his race at ISM Raceway in Phoenix.
You have been noticed for going above and beyond.
One of the tabling events we held this past month was a PayPal registration table. Jackie Terry, Chair of PayPal's Arizona GIVE Team, recognized DNA volunteer Irene Marra for helping out at this event:

"Irene is amazing - so many kudos to her!"
Upcoming Events
Looking for some fun opportunities to educate and register people as organ and tissue donors? Don't forget to check out  VicNet ! We are constantly adding new events, so check the website often to find an event that works for you!

Glendale Glitters (Phoenix)
Friday - Saturday, Dec. 14 - 15
5 - 10 p.m.
Volunteer Spotlight:
Evelyn (Evie) Strope
Q: How long have you been a volunteer?
A: I have been a volunteer for the past three years.

Q: Where are you from?
A: I am originally from Redding, California, but I moved to Arizona from Houston, Texas, 12 years ago.

Q: What is an interesting fact about you?
A: I like to live life to the fullest.

Q: Who is in your family?
A: My husband and my two puppies.

Q: Where are you favorite vacation spots?
A: The beach, Flagstaff and Williams.

Q: What kind of music do you like?
A: Rock and pop.

Q: Why are you passionate about organ, eye and tissue donation?
A: I was given a second chance at life and want to share my experience with others to honor my donor.

Thank you for everything you do, Evie!
Thank you to all of our volunteers who took time out of their month to help us champion donation! We appreciate your dedication to helping save lives.
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