Coral Springs, FL, January 18, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Two nights before Valentine’s Day, the heart theme goes beyond the obvious, as ODAF (Organ Donor Awareness Foundation) will be hosting “Party Hearty”, a gala fundraiser at the trendy Pangaea Hard Rock Lounge in Hollywood, Florida. ODAF founder, Neal Bira, himself a heart donor recipient, hopes to raise funds for the children and families of organ donors.
The Organ Donor Awareness Foundation’s goal is to increase organ donor awareness and to provide funds to help the children and families of organ donor’s so their dreams become a reality. “We want to make sure that they are not forgotten or left in a state of devastation when their loved one passes who was generous and angelic enough to pass life on to another,” said Neal Bira, ODAF’s founder. The money raised will help provide educational opportunities and necessities for those families and children left under duress as a result of the financial hardship caused by the death of a parent who was an Organ Donor Hero.
Neal Bira founded ODAF after meeting the family of his heart donor, Sallustiano DeJesus, and learning of DeJesus’ son’s Jeffrey’s college aspirations. “ODAF focuses on Jeffrey and all the other children of the Organ Donor Heroes whom we need to take care of and make sure that they are okay," says Bira.
The “Party Hearty” fundraising event will be held at 7 p.m., at the luxurious Pangaea Hard Rock Lounge (www.pangaea-lounge.com) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. For $125 per person, partygoers will enjoy a two hour open bar and a full night of food, dancing, music, magic and comedy…an entertainment extravaganza. Also scheduled are a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. For more information and to reserve your ticket, contact ODAF at 954-304-6488 or visit www.OrganDonorHero.org.
About ODAF--The Organ Donor Awareness Foundation, headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, is an organization dedicated to bringing awareness to organ donation and to helping the children and families of “Organ Donor Heroes” who donated their organs to give others a chance at a new life. Founded by Neal Bira, himself a heart donor recipient, ODAF’s mission is to improve the quality of life of children and families of organ donors. ODAF, managed by a very special group of concerned and dedicated volunteers, is hoping to make a difference in the lives of the surviving family members of an organ donor. For more information about ODAF, to make a donation, or to join the ODAF team of volunteers, please visit www.OrganDonorHero.org or call 954-304-6488.