Here’s a great way to spend 60 seconds of your time between now and next Monday, September 1: Support this terrific project that organ donation hero Lyn has pitched to American Express’ annual “Members Project” grant contest. Each year Amex asks, “If you had a chance, how would you make a real difference?” So far this year, 1,190 project ideas have been submitted by real people with real stories. American Express cardholders can nominate these projects, and in the end, Amex will choose a handful of worthy projects to share in a $2.5 million grant. Each nomination pushes Lyns’ project further into “finalist” category — let’s help get her there!
You can nominate Lyn’s project, “Second Chances: Mobile Organ Donation Awareness” if you log in to the American Express Web site. I believe you have to be an Amex cardholder to do this. Here’s some of Lyn’s story, in her words:
My niece, Melissa, who has been fighting an unrelenting battle with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) for 18 years, was blessed to receive two double lung transplants in her short life of 18 years. Melissa is well-aware that for many others this is not the case, as she has watched 7 friends with CF pass on while awaiting organs.
Please nominate Melissa’s project by clicking on this link and please forward this to as many people as possible. Our goal is 5000 nominations! The Nomination deadline is September 1!