RACING FOR SIGHT
Drivers host organ and tissue donor registration at All American Speedway in Roseville on October 13, 4pm-10pm
SPEARS Southwest Tour Series drivers Zane Lovelace, Jr. of Roseville and Scott Sanchez of Livermore have seen the power of cornea donation. Zane's mother, Cheryl Camilleri of Cool, died in a horseback riding accident in August 2012. The family found comfort in the fact that Cheryl was able to be a cornea donor and give the gift of sight to two people. Scott's father, Marty Sanchez, lost his sight to corneal blindness, but is now able to watch his son race and enjoy life thanks to two cornea transplants made possible by the generosity of donors.
Zane Lovelace, Jr. (#46) and Scott Sanchez (#24) will race this Saturday, October 13, in the West Coast Transmissions 125 presented by AmeriPride Services at All American Speedway in Roseville. The drivers have worked with Donate Life California, Sierra Donor Services and SightLife to host a donor registration drive at the track. Race attendees are asked to register as organ and tissue donors and give the gift of life.
WHEN & WHERE:
The organ donor and tissue registration booth will be located just inside the entry gates at All American Speedway in Roseville from 4pm to the end of the racing day.
HOW TO BE A DONOR:
For more information about the donation registry and to sign up to save and improve lives, visit www.donateLIFEcalifornia.org, or in Spanish: www.doneVIDAcalifornia.org. Or sign on the registry up through the DMV when you apply for or renew your driver’s license.
About Sierra Donor Services (SDS)
SDS is a private, nonprofit agency facilitating organ and tissue donation/transplantation in Northern California and Nevada. SDS is fully accredited by AATB (American Association of Tissue Banks) to recover tissue within hospitals served in inland Northern California and Northern Nevada. SDS helps administer the Donate Life California Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. For more information, visit www.sierradonor.org.
Founded in 1969, SightLife is the only non-profit global health organization and eye bank solely focused on eliminating corneal blindness in the U.S. and around the world. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, the organization leverages innovative technologies and best business practices to transform lives and unlock life’s possibilities for the corneal blind. SightLife works in partnership with surgeons and health organizations in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.SightLife.org.