Jersey day is all about promoting awareness of organ donation and is a fantastic chance for the BMXA community to wear their favourite threads for an important cause.
Jersey Day will take place on Friday September 4 and there is no requirement to raise funds, rather the campaign is all about raising awareness. All you have to do is wear your favourite sporting jersey to school or work on Friday September 4 and start a conversation with your friends and family about organ donation.
So, throw on that jersey you wore during your first win or your latest TeamAUSBMX jersey, whatever jersey it is, chuck it on and show your support for the DonateLife Network and get people talking about organ and tissue donation.
The goal is to fill social media with Jersey Day images and tag #JERSEYDAYAU, to encourage people to visit the donatelife.gov.au website to register their Organ & Tissue Donation intentions.
Jersey Day has been inspired by the story of Nathan Gremmo who tragically passed away in May 2015.
The Gremmo family’s life changed forever when their eldest child Nathan, aged 13, was critically injured while crossing the road. Despite an off-duty paramedic and policewoman rushing to assist and a Care Flight trauma team and paramedics arriving shortly after, his injuries were too severe and Nathan died the next day in hospital.
Generous and loving to the end, Nathan Gremmo became an organ donor, his last and most amazing gift was to save the lives of six people – including five young adults and a baby. Hours before his death he wrote on his Instagram account, “You only live once but if you do it right once is enough.”
Your decision to become an organ donor could one day save lives. Jersey Day is the perfect opportunity to discuss organ and tissue donation with your friends and family. Show your support and wear a jersey on Friday 4th September 2020 and share your photos to help spread awareness #jerseydayau #donatelife
Posted by Jersey Day on Thursday, 20 August 2020
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Don’t forget to tag #JERSEYDAYAU and show the world that the BMXA community is behind this great initiative!