Genesis Sponsors Transplant Games Torch Ceremony - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

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Published on April 18, 2016

Genesis Sponsors Transplant Games Torch Ceremony

Zanesville, Ohio (April 18, 2016) – Genesis has been chosen to be a stop for the “Torch Run for Life,” to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America in Cleveland. On Thursday, April 21, the torch will be coming through Zanesville as part of its five-month journey to Cleveland.

A mile walk will start at the Genesis HealthCare Foundation at 1:30 p.m. and proceed to Genesis Hospital. There’ll be a short ceremony at the Gorsuch Fitness Trail gazebo at 2 p.m. with Adam Burkhart, a donor recipient, and Sue Edwards, a donor wife, sharing their stories. “We’re pleased to be able to offer the torch walk in our area to share the impact donation makes in the lives of others,” said Dan Vincent, Genesis donor liaison. “Just one organ donor can save up to eight lives, and one tissue donor can enhance up to 50 lives,” Vincent said.

The community is invited to take photos with the torch, learn about the Transplant Games of America, June 10 to 15, and sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Genesis Hospital lobby. For more information, go to

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; centers of excellence including Respiratory, Women’s & Children’s, Emergency & Trauma, Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; Center of Surgical Excellence; the Heart and Vascular Institute, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Affiliates of Genesis include Northside Pharmacies, Northside Oxygen & Medical Equipment Company, Genesis Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children’s Center and more. Better Begins Here.

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