SAVE THE DATE: April 9th Bearno’s Pizza Honors Registered Organ Donors, Donor Families, and Recipients with a 15% Give Back Day
Who: Bearno’s Pizza, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust For Life When: April 9, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. What: Donate Life Day at nine Bearno’s Pizza locations will give 15% of all sales back to supporting the mission of organ donation throughout Kentucky for ONE DAY ONLY Why: To recognize the life-saving mission of organ donation throughout our community. Bearno’s hopes to increase awareness of the need for people to register, thank those that have already registered and honor organ donor families, recipients and anyone touched by this beautiful mission. Fifteen percent of all sales, both in-store or take-out will be donated. Where: The nine Bearno’s locations include: Okolona, Dixie Hwy., Westport Road, Middletown, Bowman Field, Downtown by the Bridge, By the Bay (at Limestone Bay), and Shepherdsville. (see addresses at bottom.) Bearno’s locations participating in the Donate Life give back day are: Bearno’s Pizza – 9222 Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40242 Bearno’s Shivley – 4105 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40216 Bearno’s Okolona – 8059 Preston Hwy., Louisville, KY 40219 Bearno’s By the Bridge -131 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 Bearno’s By the Bay – 5801 River Rd. Louisville, KY 40059 Bearno’s Bowman Field – 2900 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville, KY 40205 Bearno’s Middletown – 13829 English Villa Drive, Louisville, KY 40245 Bearno’s Shepherdsville – 1220 Hwy 44E, Shepherdsville, KY 40165 Background: April is National Donate Life Month throughout the United States. There are 114,000 people currently on the waiting list in the U.S., and nearly 1,000 in Kentucky. Eighty percent of those are waiting on a kidney. It is important to note, anyone can register to be an organ donor, regardless of age, race, socio-economic status, religion or sexual-orientation. Currently, Kentucky has 60% of its citizens registered (approx. 2 million people) as organ donors. People can register to be an organ donor at their local Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s office or online at www.registerme.org. ### Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates mission is to provide organ and tissues to those in need and to maintain a profound respect for those who gave. For more information visit kyorgandonor.org. The mission of theKentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life is to inform, educate, and encourage Kentuckians to register as organ and tissue donors to save lives. For more information visit trustforlife.org. These two nonprofits partner closely to educate and improve the lives of Kentuckians through organ donation and transplantation.