Cincinnati--Those who donated their bodies to ensure the excellence
of medical education and the advancement of medical science at the
University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine and their families
will be honored during a memorial service held on Tuesday, September 26, at 11:00 a.m. The memorial will be held in the Norman Chapel at Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Avenue.
will be conducted by representatives of the UC College of Medicine, and
the Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant faiths. Following the ceremony,
the cremated remains will be buried in a plot at Spring Grove which is
identified by a monument with the inscription, "Through Their Thoughtfulness Knowledge Grows."
According to Richard L. Drake, director of UC's Body Donation Program,
"The thoughtfulness of donors provides physicians and research
scientists with the opportunity to gain knowledge which may prolong or
improve someone's life." Enrollment in the program is open to anyone 18
years of age or older. Upon enrollment, a donor card is provided and
should be carried by the donor at all times.
The memorial service
is conducted each year to publicly thank the honored families and
friends of individuals who donated their body to science through the UC
program. Friends and family are invited to the memorial service, and a
register with the names of the donors that are being honored will be on
display. Call Linda Oakes at (513) 558-5612 for more information on