The Town of Wainwright has proclaimed April 7 to be Green Shirt Day. The day honours what’s called the Logan Boulet Effect, named after the Humboldt Broncos player who signed his organ donor card just a month before his death.
The Logan Boulet Effect cites an increase in registered organ donors following the Humboldt Broncos tragedy. When Boulet passed, he saved six lives through donating his organs. An estimated 100,000 people were inspired to register as organ donors in the Green Shirt Day campaign. Wainwright’s mayor Brian Bethune signed and sealed the proclamation on March 29 recognizing its importance.
“Organ donation is so important in our minds. You never know when you might need one,” says Bethune.
Communities across Canada will be wearing green shirts this April 7 to spread organ donor awareness. It falls on the day Logan Boulet passed away. April 6 is the anniversary of the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash that ended his young life. Bethune hopes that the impact of Green Shirt spreads beyond the town of Wainwright and into the hearts of others who can donate their organs.
“I just hope that the town of Wainwright, and indeed all the surrounding areas, will think about it, and indeed sign the back of their donor cards,” says Bethune.