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The Art Of Donation LifeLink® of Florida to Host Its 2nd Annual Holiday Card Art Contest for High School Students

TAMPA, Fla. – (Aug. 28, 2015) – LifeLink® of Florida is excited to announce its 2nd Annual "Art of Donation" Holiday Card Design Contest for high school students. As part of the contest, students are asked to create original artwork that embodies the spirit of giving associated with the holiday season & with the Gift of Life through organ & tissue donation.

The "Art of Donation" contest is open to all high school students in LifeLink's 15-county federally designated service area in west/southwest Florida, including Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee, Hardee, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Highlands, Glades, Lee, Hendry and Martin counties. All counties referenced above are encouraged to participate! Winners will be awarded prizes, including an Apple iPad, iPod and a Kindle Fire, as well as gift cards. Teachers named on the entry forms of the winning student entries will also receive a $100 gift card. Artwork submissions will be judged by a panel of individuals who have been impacted by organ & tissue donation, LifeLink community partners and LifeLink executive staff. *The deadline to submit artwork is October 2, 2015.*

“Our goal is to educate high school students about organ and tissue donation and provide original artwork to place on the cover of holiday cards that will be sent to donor families, organ and tissue recipients and others in the donation community,” said Liz Lehr, Executive Director for LifeLink of Florida. For more information about the contest or to submit artwork, please contact Brandi Ahonsi at (813) 253-2640 or [email protected]

LifeLink of Florida is the non-profit, community service organization designated by the federal government to facilitate organ and tissue donation in west and southwest Florida. For more than 30 years LifeLink has facilitated donation in order to bring thousands of people the gift of life through heart, liver, lung, kidney, pancreas and small intestine transplant, and many more through tissue transplantation. In Florida, more than 5,000 people are awaiting a lifesaving transplant.

Register today as an organ and tissue donor by visiting www.DonateLifeFlorida.org or when you renew your driver license or state identification card at your local driver license office.