You are cordially invited to join the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware to celebrate 40 years of LIFE with George Franklin.
Enjoy networking, great food and wine, hear inspirational mission stories, network with others and make an impact by support our “Fund the Mission” live auction.
George Franklin shares:
“I am unbelievably grateful. I feel great! I never expected to live to 30 let alone 61 years of age. Today, I’m 61, but parts of me are 75 thanks to a kidney transplant donor.”
At the age of 61, George Franklin is the second longest surviving African American with a transplant in the nation, and he is THE longest surviving African American transplant recipient in the state of Maryland. He received a kidney on November 4, 1975, from a 34-year-old female who died in an automobile accident. At the time he was only 21.
WHAT: A reception to honor and celebrate George Franklin’s 40th anniversary of receiving his kidney transplant! George was transplanted November 4th, 1975, at the George Washington University Medical Center and is the second longest surviving African American with a transplant in the nation! He is THE longest surviving African American in the State of Maryland.
WHEN: Thursday, March 3, 2016
TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Grand Historic Venue, Baltimore, MD.
6:00 – 7:30 pm: Networking/Cocktail hour, drinks and food from local Baltimore restaurants will be offered.
7:30 – 8:15 pm: Program
8:15 pm – 8:45 pm: Fund the Mission Live Auction
8:45 pm – 8:50 pm: Closing Remarks
9:00 p.m. – Event Concludes
The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
We are pleased to host a very special event in honor of George Franklin, a 40 year kidney transplant survivor. The event begins at 6 pm with a network and cocktail hour with drinks and food provided by local Baltimore restaurants. The event will feature a “Fund the Mission” Live Auction.
For more information about the event please contact Pattie Dash, Vice President of Mission Advancement at email@example.com or call 443.322.0378.