To spur the awareness of organ donation and registration, the Boulet family announced the inaugural Green Shirt Day will go annually on April 7.
The family of a local lad, who died tragically in a bus crash, announcing an major event Friday (March 1).
Toby and Bernadine Boulet were at Lethbridge City Hall, to launch the inaugural Green Shirt Day, in memoriam and in honour of their son Logan Boulet and all of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims and survivors.
The Boulet's addressed the vision, support for, and importance of Green Shirt Day, as well as the impact Logan's death had on the organ donation community and on organ donor registration across Canada.
The increase in organ donor registration was recognized almost immediately after the news of Logan’s passing and when it became known that he donated his 6 organs, on April 7th, 2018, the day following the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan. The unprecedented increase in nearly 100,000 donor registrations across the country shortly thereafter, become known as the “Logan Boulet Effect”.
The objective of Green Shirt Day, which will be held annually on April 7th, is to honour and remember Logan and his generosity, and to continue to raise awareness for the importance of organ donor registration in Canada.
Although numbers have improved from 20% to 23% of Canadians being registered, statistics also show that 90% of Canadians actually favour organ donor registration. Therefore, there is room for improvement and the Boulets work diligently to spread Logan’s message that organ donation is important.
Toby and Bernie say green shirt day is the perfect opportunity for you as a family to have that kitchen-table talk about organ donation and letting those closest to you know you wish to donate your organs.
At 1pm on April 7th you are asked to take a picture of yourself and any others wearing green and post it on social media with the #GREENSHIRTDAY
The Boulet's will host a free family skate at the ATB Centre on Sunday April 7 then in the evening they will gather at Lethbridge City Hall as it becomes awash in green to commemorate the day.