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1997 – 2003

Accomplished 19 million dollars in awareness

3 well documented walks completed

Over 2,000 media stories

Over a million people touched the Torch of Life.

Inspired the 3 levels of Government

500 Municipalities

300 Provincial Members

300 Federal Members

Over a million donor cards distributed.

Inspired Ontario ex-Premier Michael Harris to create the Premier’s Advisory Board on Organ & Tissue Donations (presently named the Trillium Gift of Life Network)

Was acknowledged at a press conference by ex-Federal Health Minister Alan Rock for the tremendous contribution and impact concerning organ & tissue donations in Canada.

On September 5, 2001, George was granted an audience with Pope John Paul II in the Vatican City. On that day the Pope blessed the Torch of Life and proclaimed that organ & tissue donations were a genuine act of love and encouraged the whole world to become donors.

$18 milion dollars of awareness

Pope John Paul II and George Marcello

George and Former Prime Minister Jean Chretien

Toronto Proclamation for Organ & Tissue Awareness Week

Don Cherry drafted in bid to attract organ donors

George Marcello with Ex-Federal Health Minister Allan Rock