Center for Organ Recovery & Education and Jethro’s Restaurant to Hold First Annual Trivia Night
– Altoona-Based Restaurant Teams Up with CORE to Promote Organ Donation Awareness –
WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE)’s Altoona, Bedford and Johnstown Area Volunteer Task Forces and Jethro’s Restaurant in Altoona, Pa.
WHAT: 1st Annual Trivia Night
WHEN: Wednesday, October 14 from 6-11 p.m.
WHERE: Jethro’s Restaurant (417 Parkview Lane in Altoona)
CORE is teaming up with Jethro’s Restaurant to encourage people to register to become and organ, tissue and cornea donor with its first annual trivia night celebration! Restaurant patrons will be encouraged to put on their thinking caps and compete in a friendly trivia competition, challenged with several rounds of trivia covering a wide range of topics including organ donation, transplantation, sports, entertainment, history, music and more.
Additionally, CORE’s Altoona, Bedford and Johnstown Area Task Forces will have an organ donation awareness information table to encourage donor sign ups. Attendees can also enter to win basket raffles filled with a variety of prizes from local businesses.
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.