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Saint Vincent Hospital Holds Flag Raising Ceremony for National Donate Life Month

Thursday, April 4, 2019

ERIE, Pa. – Saint Vincent Hospital will recognize National Donate Life Month by hosting its annual flag raising ceremony on Thursday, April 4 at 2 p.m. The event will feature the powerful story of heart transplant recipient, Julie Logue, as well as remarks from the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Saint Vincent Hospital leadership.

“Jumping” Julie Logue, an AGH heart transplant recipient, is widely-known for her national trampoline campaign that raises awareness around organ donation titled “Jump for Julie.” During her one of many trips to AGH (while she was on the waiting list), Julie saw a small, round trampoline that staff had discovered in storage. She thought it would be a great way for patients waiting for transplants to get a little exercise, and asked if they would bring it up to her floor.

From there, “Jump for Julie” was born and Julie has taken the small trampoline around the country in hopes of raising awareness around the importance of organ donation. In May 2018, Julie received her second heart and continues to jump for a worthy cause.


  • Dr. Chris Clark, president of Saint Vincent Hospital
  • Dr. Hitesh Gidwani, Saint Vincent Hospital
  • Susan Stuart, president and CEO, CORE
  • Julie Logue, heart transplant recipient

A flag-raising ceremony to honor those who gave the gift of life and call attention to the significant need for more people to register as organ donors.

Thursday, April 4 at 2 p.m. – media should plan to arrive by 1:45 p.m.

Saint Vincent Hospital
232 West 25th Street

Erie, PA 16544

Nearly 115,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants with a new person added to the national list every ten minutes. National Donate Life Month, celebrated every April, encourages more Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and recognizes those who have saved lives through donation.