Feb. 21, 2008
On Saturday, February 16th, Florida State student-athletes showed their support during the Rock 4 Life campaign sponsored by FSU’s Get Carded organization. Among those who showed support by coming out, speaking to the crowd and signing an organ and tissue donor card was Drew Weatherford, Myron Rolle, Everette Brown, Maurice Harris, Becky Edwards & Erika Sutton. The crowd applauded graciously after Myron Rolle spoke and stated that he felt ” the most noble and honorable thing a person can do is help give life by being an organ and tissue donor.”
It was a well attended event with free food, giveaways, raffle prizes and live entertainment on Florida State’s Union Green. Mandy Koenig, one of the event coordinator’s said she was very pleased with the number of great leaders the athletics department was able to get to come out and show their support.
FSU’s Get Carded educated hundreds of students, staff, and community members about the common myths associated with organ and tissue donation and gave them a chance to sign a donor card. This was the first year FSU’s Get Carded held the event and organizers say they plan on doing it again next year!