Some of you know that Fullsteam exists in large part because my wife (Carolyn) donated a kidney to me (Sean). Prior to her gift — back in June of 2006 — dealing with dialysis and facing an uncertain future. Thanks to her sacrifice and encouragement, I was able to recover and have the strength to start Fullsteam.
Over a decade has passed, and I've been turning my attention to two matters: 1) how I can support my fellow transplant recipients and 2) how I can increase awareness around the need for living donation.
To that end, for the entire month of July we'll donate $1 of every shandy sold to the North Carolina Transplant Athletes, a team of organ, tissue and eye recipients — both living donors and donor families.
The money we raise will help cover the cost for team members travel to the 2018 Transplant Games of America
in Salt Lake City this August — an Olympic-style competition and celebration of the second chances provided by organ donation.
We're also hosting the Team North Carolina Send-Off Party on July 15 from 2:00 — 3:30 pm for team members to collect their tees, pins & take a group photo. Come show your support!
We hope to raise several thousand dollars for the cause. Order a shandy (or two!) at the Fullsteam Brewery
tavern in July and help us realize this goal!