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Lawrenceville, GA, United States, 2007/01/30 - Bobby Howard, former NFL player and Multicultural Education Specialist for LifeLink of Georgia will deliver a moving testimony about saving lives through organ and tissue donation.
On Saturday, February 17, 2007, at 7:00 pm. LifeLink of Georgia, a non-profit organ and tissue recovery organization, celebrates Black History Month with a free Gift of Life Concert featuring award winning recording artist James Bignon and his renowned Deliverance Mass Choir.
Bobby Howard, former NFL player and Multicultural Education Specialist for LifeLink of Georgia will deliver a moving testimony about saving lives through organ and tissue donation.
Bobby Howard, nationwide spokesperson for organ and tissue donation education for the African American community, is in demand as a keynote speaker for numerous organizations and events all over the country.
Bobby Howard, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received a full football scholarship to Indiana University where he earned a business degree. He was drafted into the National Football League (NFL) and played professional football with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In 1994, after suffering severe kidney disease, Mr. Howard received a kidney transplant that has changed his life. Since his transplant, Howard has dedicated his life to helping others that face life threatening health challenges by leading collaborative efforts for LifeLink of Georgia, the organ and tissue procurement organization, with local, national coalitions, and community partners. As an Education Specialist for LifeLink of Georgia’s Multi-Cultural Donation Education Program, he earned the Achievement Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication to the LifeLink mission. Because of his continuous contributions to LifeLink and other health organizations across the country, the National Kidney Foundation recognized him with the Norm Weaver Award.
To further his commitment to organ and tissue donation education, Bobby Howard has launched The Gift of Life Gospel Concert and Miracle Tour, partnering with churches and Grammy/Stellar award winning gospel artists to educate and encourage African Americans to give the gift of life by becoming an organ and tissue donor or volunteering their time to this health crusade.
Mr. Howard has faithfully served in the following capacities: President of the Georgia Transplant Foundation Board of Directors; LifeLink Foundation Board of Governors; Chair Person, United Multi-Cultural Task Force on Organ and Tissue Donation; and Vice-Chair of the National Coalition on Donation African American Campaign Committee.
Currently he is a member of the National Football League Players Association Metro Atlanta Chapter, Board member of the 100 Black Men of America DeKalb County Chapter and a lifetime member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Mr. Howard has served as a volunteer community football coach for several high schools in Dekalb County, GA, where he resides with his lovely wife Kelly.