On April 6, 2018, Canadians were heartbroken to hear about the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Of the 29 passengers, sixteen lost their lives, and thirteen will all bear physical and emotional scars for life.
On April 7, 2018, Humboldt Broncos defenceman Logan Boulet succumbed to his injuries. His parents, Bernadine and Toby Boulet, offered to donate his organs so that six lives could live on. They did so because Logan told his parents he was registering as an organ donor and that his coach and mentor Ric Suggitt inspired him. Ric passed on June 27, 2017, and was also an organ donor and saved six lives.
Logan’s gift of life and his family’s selflessness inspired nearly 150,000 Canadians to register their wishes to be an organ donor, this movement is recognized as the Logan Boulet Effect.
Every year on April 7th Green Shirt Day is celebrated. Canadians across the country will be wearing their green shirts proudly to honour the Logan Boulet Effect and raise awareness for organ donation and registration.
How you can get involved and inspire others:
Proudly wear green.
Register to become an organ donor.
Talk to your family.
Learn more about Green Shirt Day at greenshirtday.ca.