CLEVELAND, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans will show their love with heart-shaped candy and cards on Valentine's Day. But February 14th is also National Organ Donor Day, bringing awareness to what a heart and other organ donations can do to save lives. Donate Life and Marco's Pizza have partnered together to create an interesting way for men and women to send a message of both love and life at the same time at #ORGANDONORDAY2016.
From February 9 – 14, post a message for your Valentine to #organdonorday2016 on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – using pictures with a heartfelt message or a video of yourself singing one line from your favorite love song, like That's Amore, You're Beautiful or I Think I Love You. And for your good deed in bringing awareness to organ donation, you'll have a chance to win Pizza for Life, as well as one of hundreds of Ghirardelli Chocolate Brownies for your significant other. You must be 18-years old to enter the sweepstakes and giveaway. The program kicked off today, but there is already plenty of Valentine's Day wishes posted:
National Donor Day is supported by organ donation and healthcare nonprofits across the country and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It's a day to bring awareness to organ donation and to recognize those who have given the gift of donation, received a donation, and are currently waiting to receive a donation. Today, more than 120,000 patients are on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant. Those interested in becoming an organ donor should go to www.donatelife.net.
Cathy Hull, chief marketing officer at Marco's Pizza, believes the song That's Amore is the perfect Valentine's Day message. "Marco's Pizza has a strong Italian heritage," said Hull. "And for Italians, when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, it is amore. Regardless what your favorite love song is, this promotion is a fun way for our customers to post a Valentine's Day message, while supporting National Donor Day – a truly give-give situation."
Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and state teams across the United States committed to increasing organ, eye, and tissue donation. Donate Life America manages and promotes the national brand for donation, Donate Life, and assists Donate Life State Teams and national partners in facilitating high-performing donor registries; developing and executing effective multi-media donor education programs; and motivating the American public to register now as organ, eye and tissue donors.
Marco's was founded by native Italian, Pasquale "Pat" Giammarco in 1978. Today, it's America's fastest-growing pizza company. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate more than 690 stores in 35 states and three countries.
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