Organ Mountain Needles Hike, Las Cruces, NM April 18-19, 2015
Our Volunteer, Ron Lautenbach leads a hike every year to the Organ Mountain Needles. This year he is dedicating the hike to The Ultimate Gift of Life Foundation. On February 24th, Ron invited me to speak at his orientation class. There were 19 in the class and I confirmed 3 donors, picked up 1 volunteer, and was invited to a health fair in Las Cruces April 12th.
Ron wore our jersey in the Bataan Death March on March 22nd. He had several people ask about TUG and met a living kidney donor who said she would be happy to share her story on the road with us.
Ron also invited me to do a radio interview with him in Las Cruces. On March 12th, Ron and I were interviewed by Keith Whelpley of 1450 am KOBE’s Speak up Las Cruces radio show.