May 16th Launch from BC Legislative Assembly

Today we officially launched our Tour from the BC Legislative Assembly!  At 12 noon, we were joined by elected officials, the Kidney Foundation of BC, and various media outlets.

(L-R) Katrine Conroy (MLA Kootenay West), Mom, Me, Terry Lake (Minister of Health), Adrian Dix (MLA Vancouver Kingsway)

(L-R) Katrine Conroy (MLA Kootenay West), Mom, Me, Terry Lake (Minister of Health), Adrian Dix (MLA Vancouver Kingsway)

Everyone had some very touching and inspiring words to share.  The Kidney Foundation presented me with a Superhero Cape, in line with their newest campaign “Heroes aren’t born, they’re registered”.  Katrine Conroy donated a kidney to her husband 6 years ago, in a 6 recipient paired organ exchange!  Terry Lake was happy to announce that BC had the highest rate of organ donation sign up but still had a long way to go (only 20%!)  After the speeches, we had a literal launch heading down to the Pacific Ocean and Mile 0 on the Trans Canada Highway with Doug Routley (MLA Nanaimo-North Cowichan) riding shotgun!

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Local news links via Canadian Press and Black Press Community News.

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