EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ –
The official ceremonial flag of the reimagined Donate Life Transplant Games made its first promotional signing tour stop at American Dream on May 4 to promote the Games and highlight the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. Hundreds of supporters stopped by to sign the flag throughout the day, including members of Team Liberty – transplant recipients, donor families and living donors – as well as representatives from the Transplant Life Foundation, NJ Sharing Network, American Dream and local transplant centers, hospitals and sponsors.
Similar to torch runs that many international sporting events use before officially starting their games, the flag signing event at American Dream was the first stop for the ceremonial flag as it will make its way around the country for other events ahead of the reimagined Donate Life Transplant Games, which will be held July 16 through July 19, 2021, in a hybrid format featuring both online and in-person events to ensure the safety and wellbeing of participants and supporters.
“At American Dream, we are excited to be the first stop of the Donate Life Transplant Games flag signing tour to elevate the awareness and importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and advance the Donate Life cause,” said Nicole Mozeliak, Chief Operating Officer of American Dream. “We also look forward to proudly hosting several Donate Life Transplant Games events to connect participants, honor donors and educate people from all over the globe as part of the world’s largest celebration of life.”
Elisse Glennon, Executive Director of the NJ Sharing Network Foundation, also underscored the magnitude of the Donate Life Transplant Games.
“The countdown is on as we are just a few months away from the Donate Life Transplant Games,” said Glennon. “While many things have changed in the last year, the mission of the Games remains the same – to highlight the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and celebrate the success of transplantation, honor the last legacy of donors who gave the ultimate gift of life and to promote the state and national registries. This year’s reimagined hybrid format will bring all aspects of the traditional Transplant Games to life through both in-person activities and interactive online events.”
To learn more, get involved and register as an organ and tissue donor, visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org.
About The Transplant Games of America
The Transplant Games of America® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to promote organ, eye, and tissue donation, as well as to bring awareness to the tremendous advances in the field of transplantation and in the development of immuno-suppressant drugs in the pharmaceutical industry. Learn more at www.transplantgamesofamerica.org.
About NJ Sharing Network
NJ Sharing Network is the federally designated non-profit organization responsible for recovering organs and tissue for the nearly 4,000 New Jersey residents currently waiting for a life-saving transplant. With headquarters in New Providence, NJ, the organization is part of the national recovery system, serving the 110,000 people on the national waiting list. NJ Sharing Network was selected by NJBiz as one of the state’s “Best Places to Work” for the third consecutive year. To learn more, get involved and register as an organ and tissue donor, visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org.
About American Dream
American Dream, developed by Triple Five Group, is an unparalleled mix of world-class entertainment, retail and dining, comprising more than 3 million square feet in East Rutherford, New Jersey, just minutes away from New York City. American Dream is home to leading attractions that includes DreamWorks Water Park, Nickelodeon Universe, Big SNOW, Angry Birds Mini Golf, The Rink, Blacklight Mini Golf, and a curated collection of premier dining and retail stores, including flagship locations for H&M, Uniqlo and PRIMARK as well as Lululemon, Sephora, Aritzia, Zara and IT’SUGAR, the world’s first “candy department store.” For more information on American Dream and our health and safety protocols, visit www.americandream.com or follow us on Instagram @americandream.