3rd Annual Leather Day of Caring Worldwide
- Subj: 3rd Annual Leather Day of Caring Worldwide
Date: 3/8/2005 1:43:55 PM Eastern Standard Time
Easter Weekend, March 26-27, 2005, extending into the month of
April, Ms World Leather 2004 and the Family Hope Foundation Inc.,
along with countless leather people across the globe will celebrate
the third annual Leather Day of Caring Worldwide. It is a pansexual
event of outreach, advocacy and celebration of our generosity as a
"One Day Can Make A Difference; One Deed Can Change the Course of
Jill Carter, 11.3.2002
This year's platform and passion of Ms World Leather 2004, Pandora,
is organ donor awareness. It is our hope that leaders, clubs,
titleholders, organizations, businesses and individuals in the
leather and BDSM community will take this opportunity to urge people
to make personal decisions to become organ donors and support her
efforts worldwide to impact the critical shortage of organs and
reduce the wait that the hundreds of thousands experiencing organ
failure now endure.
Through Pandora's work and her contributions to the Coalition on
Donation, the message on organ donor awareness is getting out. But,
through you, the leather community, this message can be cast far and
wide, and our impact can be far greater. We ask that you and your
community plan to observe a Leather Day of Caring in some small way,
to honor those who have given life through organ donation, the
thousands who wait for transplants (including those in our leather
community), to celebrate the gift of life that we all can make, and
to raise money and awareness for donor awareness education. This is
an opportunity to learn how transplantation benefits the world
Please join us in spreading the message that by giving ourselves
through organ donation, we give life to others. Here are some
suggestions on how to help:
-- Hold an event to celebrate life and honor those everyday heroes
who have said yes to donation, and to support the thousands who
await a life-saving transplant.
-- Distribute donation information in your community through
brochures and newsletters.
-- Throw a benefit party to honor a recipient, donor family or
someone awaiting a transplant. They often share the most compelling
stories of hope, inspiration, challenge and sacrifice.
-- Spread the word that gay men CAN be organ donors, and through
transplants, many with HIV, like who would have died from underlying
illnesses are living on, thanks to their "gift of life".
-- Sign a donor card and tell your friends and family of your
At www.msworldleather2004.com/LDOC.html, there is a downloadable
copy of this letter, a FAQ and resources on how to make your organ
donor education event benefit those in your community. There's even
a collaborative list of events happening around the globe! And, if
you already have an event planned during this time, please embrace
the Leather Day of Caring campaign and use it in your promotions
even if it doesn't benefit Pandora's campaign -- it shows that
leather people worldwide can and do make a difference for the world
With a list of more than 87,000 Americans and over 200,000 worldwide
waiting for organ transplants, it's time for all of us to
participate in this celebration of life, and collectively work
towards education, dispelling myths and creating hope for the
thousands who wait. You don't have to be a titleholder to make a
difference. Changing someone's mind, telling someone else, or just
saying "yes" to donation CAN make a world of difference. Join us.
Make it happen in your community.
Please let us know how we can be of assistance in making your event
a success. And please share with us the announcement about your
event and the results in your local community. Again, thank you so
much for your time and consideration.
Ms World Leather 2004
and the Family Hope Foundation, Inc.