Friday was Hélène Campbell day in Ottawa. Following a ceremony at Ottawa City Hall, Conservative MP Harold Albrecht led a Torch of Life procession to Parliament Hill. Master of Ceremony Jeff Mauler from Hot 89.9 introduced Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan, NDP MP Peter Stoffer, Green Party MP Elizabeth May, Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod, Torch of Life CEO George Marcello and torch bearer Khaled Khatib.
This video documents the entire Parliament Hill event.
(Quoted from alungstory.ca) The Torch of Life relay has been an annual event since 2004. The goal of these campaigns is to raise awareness of the need for organ and tissue donations. This event is sponsored by Step by Step Organ Transplant Association. Its mission is to empower students’ participation in promoting organ and tissue donations throughout their communities, inspiring the public, media, and the 3 levels of government.
The 2012 Torch of Life relay includes 75 Ontario cities, including Ottawa on March 30th. It will end its course on June 19th at Queen’s Park in Toronto. This year’s campaign, Register Now, is challenging people in each community to register at beadonor.ca and to actively promote tissue and organ donations.