Gleason Community Fund seeking organ donation essays

GENESEE COUNTY — The Gleason Community Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to organ donation, is accepting entries for its 2nd Annual Organ Donation Essay Contest.

Students across Genesee County in grade 12 who are planning to pursue a degree in medicine, preferably transplant medicine, are invited to submit an essay about the importance of organ donation.

Students are encouraged to write about how organ donation benefits patients world-wide and what more can be done to encourage people to become organ donors. The specific essay guidelines are outlined below:

1,500-2,000 words.

Must be a senior (grade 12) enrolled in a Genesee County high school. Entrants must be planning to pursue a career in the medical field, preferably in transplant medicine.

Essay must be typed or clearly hand-written.

The first-place winner will receive $1,500; second place will receive $750; and third place will receive $250.

The deadline to submit essays is April 19. A winner will be chosen May 1. Essays can be submitted electronically to gleasoncommunityfund@gmail.com. Contact Gary Gould at 810-452-2650 with any questions. — G.G.

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