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Tom Murphy

Urgent Appeal for Critically Ill PR Executive

Shari Kurzrok, a 31-year-old VP at Ogilvy PR Worldwide is critically ill and will die within days without a liver transplant.

Shari’s colleagues have put together a web site with more information.

Shari Kurzrok is two months away from her wedding. The 31-year-old PR executive recently spearheaded the American Red Cross’ largest-ever blood donor campaign. Today, she is fighting for her life. Her doctors say she will not live if she doesn’t receive a complete liver transplant within days, and her colleagues in the PR industry are urgently mobilizing to help her.

Shari’s sudden illness has taken her family, friends and doctors by surprise. She was admitted to New York University Medical Center last weekend, and within 24 hours she was told she needed a liver transplant to save her life. Her illness is still unexplained.

Shari led the 345-city Save-a-Life-Tour, which featured two convoys that traveled across the country to raise awareness about the importance of regular blood donation and to attract new donors including a younger and more ethnically diverse demographic. The campaign collected more than 3.2 million pints of blood and registered more than 38,000 new potential donors.

Now Shari’s family and friends hope that just one person can help save Shari’s life. Shari is a native of Great Neck, Long Island, and the daughter of Gloria and Mort Kurzrok.

Anyone who can help is asked to call: (877) 223-3386

This appeal is urgent. Our thoughts and prayers are with Shari, her fiance, her family, friends and colleagues.

Written by Tom Murphy

July 21, 2005 at 7:57 am

Posted in General

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