CORE and Kepner Funeral Home to Hold Flag Raising Ceremony for National Donate Life Month
–Ceremony Held in Memory of Heather Miller, Organ and Tissue Donor of Triadelphia, Wv.–
WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Kepner Funeral Home
WHAT: A flag raising ceremony in memory of Heather Miller, an organ and tissue donor from Triadelphia, Wv. and to commemorate National Donate Life Month. Celebrated in April, the annual observance encourages organ donation awareness and honors organ donors, transplant recipients and their families.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Kepner Funeral Home (Elm Grove location) 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV, 26003
DETAILS: Remarks by Jody Miller, Heather’s mother and TJ Roser, funeral director/coroner liaison at CORE, followed by a flag raising ceremony.
The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of 58 federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the United States. CORE works closely with donor families and designated health care professionals to coordinate the surgical recovery of organs, tissues and corneas for transplantation. CORE also facilitates the computerized matching of donated organs and placement of corneas. With headquarters in Pittsburgh and an office in Charleston, West Virginia, CORE oversees a region that encompasses 155 hospitals and almost six million people throughout western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Chemung County, NY. For more information, visit www.core.org or call 1-800-DONORS-7.