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Big Idaho Potato Returns to RCC to Support Organ Donation

DATE: March 30, 2017
CONTACT: Paul Mencher
845-574-4549
pmencher@sunyrockland.edu

Big Idaho Potato Returns to RCC to Support Organ Donation
free festival open to the public April 18

RAMAPO – The Big Idaho Potato visits Rockland Community College for a special day of health-related fun activities on Tuesday, April 18. The famous 28-foot-long, six-ton spud is making its second visit to campus for National Donate Life Month, as RCC alumna Roxanne Watson continues her mission to extend the gift of life to others through expanding organ donor registrations. All are welcome to attend this unique fun event with activities for all ages.

Tuesday, April 18 (11 am – 4 pm)
Donate Life at RCC
DJ, Music, Dancing, Games & Prizes, Arts & Crafts, Food – Everything Potatoes

Learn better health choices and the many lives that can be saved through organ donations at this combination Health Fair and donor registration event. Join many celebrities like Brad Pitt, Kate Hudson and others who support Donate Life. President of RCC, Cliff L. Wood, EdD, encourages all members of the community to join us in this event, saying, “We are so proud of the work Roxanne does, and we support every opportunity to help raise awareness for this worthwhile cause.”

Many health organizations, including LiveOnNY and WomenHeart, will be here to provide information along with screening for blood pressure and other health issues. There are free activities for all at this family-friendly event, with plenty of food available. RCC mascot Rocky the Hawk and Rockland Boulders mascot BoulderBird will both make appearances as well.

For more information, contact RCC Student Involvement:
tcollin2@sunyrockland.edu or 845-574-4373

Check out the famous Big Idaho Potato Truck: http://bigidahopotato.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMj22RMSfN8

For information about LiveOnNY and organ donation, visit www.liveonny.org. To learn about WomenHeart, visit www.womenheart.org.

Learn more about Roxanne Watson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HZSYZzD_GQ

Roxanne Watson, a 1987 graduate of RCC, received a life-saving heart transplant in 2010. While still in the hospital recovering, she began her mission to save other lives by educating people about how much good can be accomplished through organ donations. She has been recognized at state and local levels for her tireless advocacy, inspiring others and breaking many records on her way to signing up more than 9,000 people as potential donors.

It is believed that Watson has signed up more potential organ donors than anyone in the world.