Gift of Life President David O'Leary, accompanied by Vice President Bill Handke, addressed the senior assemblies of six colleges -
- St Clare's College
- Canberra Grammar School
- Canberra Girls' Grammar School
- Daramalan College
- Marist College
- Merici College
with a total of around 6,000 students present. The Colleges were given framed certificates recognising and expressing appreciation for the strong and enthusiastic involvement of their schools at this year's walk.
David O'Leary (l) and Bill Handke (r) present St Clare's certificate to Ellen Stokes, School Captain.
The Walk promotes the need for increased organ and tissue donation. It encourages people to learn the facts about organ and tissue donation, to discuss it with their families and to know each other's wishes and, after deciding, to sign on to the Australian organ and tissue donor register which is managed by Medicare. By increasing consent rates, many more Australians lives can be saved.
We warmly congratulate all six colleges on their well deserved awards !