Larry Hughes Receives Donate Life Champion Award
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Saint Louis University Chaefitz Arena
Mid-America Transplant Services and Donate Life America honors local athlete for helping save lives.
Former Saint Louis University basketball standout Larry Hughes will receive a Donate Life Champion award from Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS) and Donate Life America on Wednesday at halftime of the Billiken’s men’s basketball game against Eastern Illinois. Donate Life America worked with state affiliates nationwide to present more than 50 Donate Life Champion awards to well-known athletes, teams and other role models within the sports community who have demonstrated remarkable support for organ, eye and tissue donation.
As part of a national initiative, the Donate Life Champion awards are being given to select members of the athletic community from across the country who have inspired others to give the gifts of life, sight and mobility. Larry is receiving the award because he has supported organ and tissue donation through activities with The Larry Hughes Foundation. Thanks to the efforts of The Larry Hughes Foundation (LHF), many people have been inspired to join the organ and tissue donor registry.