Welcome to Team Grizz
I would like to thank you all for your support of the NKF and Team Grizz and your help in reaching our fundraising goals for 2012! If you would like to start a Team Grizz in your city and become a team captain CLICK HERE, or to become a sponsor CLICK HERE. As the National Spokesperson for the NKF, I just may appear in your city for a walk in 2012!
Grizz Chapman who plays a member of Tracy Morgans entourage on the NBC Emmy Award Winning show 30 Rock, is also an advocate for Kidney Disease and the Spokesperson for the National Kidney Foundation. Two years ago, Grizz was diagnosed with E.S.R.F. (End Stage Renal Failure) and after shedding over 160 lbs, 2 years of dialysis while taping 30 Rock, he underwent a successful kidney transplant. “After my diagnosis, I began a courageous fight for my health and for my life” says Mr. Chapman. “This experience has taught me the importance of organ and tissue donation and how we need to celebrate the heroism of donors and the positive impact they make on the lives of recipients.” Grizz has been on a crusade to raise awareness of kidney disease and the effects it has on the body. Bringing light to the early warning signs and the risk factors can help prevent people from progressing to E.S.R.F. and dialysis.
Grizz Chapman has also started, Organ Angels. Organ Angels is a non-profit foundation to help promote and raise awareness of organ donation and its importance to the over 104,000 people in the United States waiting for some type of organ transplant. Grizz started Organ Angels because he received a kidney from an altruistic donor, he (Grizz) called an angel. Through his experience with the transplant process, for the donor, he felt the need to make the process a little easier. Organ Angels is designed to make the organ donation process easy, comfortable, and stress free as possible. It’s already amazing that someone is willing to donate, never mind to someone they dont know. If you are interested in becoming an altruistic donor please email us your name and why you would like to become an altruistic donor at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on kidney transplants, donors, and the waiting list please go to www.kidney.org
Altruism (pronounced /ˈæltruːɪzəm/) is selfless concern for the welfare of others. Altruism is the opposite of selfishness.
Altruism focuses on a motivation to help others or a want to do good without reward. Pure altruism is giving without regard to reward or the benefits of recognition and need.
April is Donate Life Month. Grizz will serve as a captain of a contest that challenges metro area residents to sign-up on the state donor registry at DMVs or at www.SaveLivesNewYork.org. Grizz, himself a kidney recipient, will lead his home boro of Brooklyn,along with Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and northern counties.
One organ donor can save up to 7 lives. Sign up now and Help End the Wait!
April 2, 2011
Long Island, New York
May 15, 2011
May 21, 2011
Syracuse, New York
June 12, 2011
October 9, 2011
Georgetown, Washington D.C.
October 15, 2011
New York City, New York
October 16, 2011