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Cayse Ruiter: Outlive Yourself

Born and raised in the Ottawa area, Cayse was simply inspired by having his good friend Matthew Antolin pass away while waiting for a heart transplant. Although 80% of Canadians support the idea of organ donation, only around 20% are registered donors. Cayse's idea to ride an 8,000 kilometer venture across Canada, to raise money and awareness for organ and tissue donation, came from the desire to keep Matthew's memory alive. Just like so many others have done in memory of Terry Fox. In Ontario alone, 1500 people await life-saving transplants, with one of them dying every day, just like Matthew did. "Outlive yourself, be an organ donor."

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