Paramount Business Jets Sponsors “Walk for Life 5K”, Calling Attention to Need for Organ Donation

Sept. 21 Event in Herndon, VA will Raise Funds for RecycleLife.org

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Dave Morgan, Richard Zaher, Juan Alrevalo in the ProJet Aviation Hangar at Leesburg Executive Airport. Photography by Lindsay Morgan

It’s been incredible to see Dave and Juan channel their experiences and energy towards creating a non-profit to raise awareness about the importance of being a donor, as well as to provide support to those in the same situation as they once were.

Leesburg, Virginia (PRWEB) September 13, 2013

Leading private air charter provider Paramount Business Jets (PBJ) announced today the company's sponsorship of the "Walk for Life 5K" in support of RecycleLife.org, an organization dedicated to highlighting the need for organ donation and support of patients and their families as they undergo organ transplant procedures. The "Walk for Life 5K" will be held along the W&OD Trail in Herndon, Virginia on Saturday, September 21, at 11:00 am.

RecycleLife.org was founded in 2009 by brothers Dave Morgan and Juan Arevalo, who share a hereditary condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a thickening of the primary muscle in the heart. If left undiagnosed, HCM may lead to additional organ failures and sudden cardiac arrest.

David received a heart and liver transplant in 2009, with Juan undergoing a similar double organ transplant procedure last year. Throughout their experiences, the brothers recognized a significant need to assist other patients, and to educate the community about the life-saving benefits of organ donation.

"In the days leading up to my surgery and throughout the recovery process, I talked with others in the hospital who were going through similar procedures," said Dave Morgan, RecycleLife.org president and treasurer. "Soon, the doctors told their patients and the families that if they needed to talk to someone, I could relate to the concerns and emotions they were feeling. That began the process that led to RecycleLife.org."

"An organ transplant is life-saving and also life-altering," Morgan added. "Above all, we want to reassure other organ recipients about the process and let them know they are not alone during their recovery."

RecycleLife.org also provides patients with Care Baskets containing supplies, including personal items that may be in short supply at a hospital, and works to find accommodations for patients' families. The brothers also seek to inform others about the urgent need for donor organs to assist others.

“It’s been incredible to see Dave and Juan channel their experiences and energy towards creating a non-profit organization to raise awareness about the importance of being a donor, as well as to provide support to those in the same situation as they once were,” said Paramount Business Jets founder and CEO Richard Zaher. “I have learned there are more than 118,000 people, their lives hanging by a string, on waiting lists to get transplants. I am now a donor myself.”

"The truth is that organ donation isn't a very popular subject, but these donations allow others to have a second chance at life," noted Juan Arevalo. "David and I would not be here were it not for these precious gifts. Today, I have a resiliency for life; every second is a blessing."

The "Walk for Life 5K" will begin at Jimmy's Old Town Tavern in Herndon and head east to the Reston Town Center. Registration is $25 per participant, including lunch at Jimmy's following the event. More information about the “Walk for Life 5K” and the benefits of organ donation is available at http://www.RecycleLife.org.

Founded in 2005 by a pilot and Aeronautical Sciences graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and headquartered in Loudoun County, Virginia, Paramount Business Jets is known throughout the charter industry for its exceptional service and cost savings. The pioneer of exclusive Transparent Private Jet Charter Pricing, PBJ prides itself on its relationship with well-known operators and use of the latest technology to offer its members a larger selection of Part 135, pre-approved business aircraft. For more information, visit http://www.paramountbusinessjets.com.


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