Since 1997until 2015,Step By Step created thousands of events in cities & towns stretching across Canada, USA & Europe

Millions of people got involved, including Media, Government & Celebrities

Step By Step led the charge in 1997 in developing changes to organ polices & many became law as a result of years of relentless work

from Dr. Richard Darling (CEO Fair Foundation) 

I join with many US state Governors, Congresspersons and my 26-member Board of Directors of transplant surgeons in labeling George Marcello as the most astounding individual promoting life-saving organ donation, not only in the USA, but in the world. In 1997, George began walking back and forth across Canada, more than 12,000 miles and 35 million steps, carrying his “Torch of Life.” In 2001, George met in Rome with Pope John Paul 2nd who blessed the torch and said organ-donation was a genuine act of love. The Pope then urged George to pass the torch to children and walk with them in cities to empower them to carry this message to the world. 

from Lori Abittan (CEO Mulitmedia Nova)

His work in the past 14 years have forever left a mark in the history of organ & tissue donations, In 1999, he inspired the Province of Ontario and helped create a 120 million dollar fund for organ & tissue donations and helped improve many laws. Pope John Paul, after blessing the Torch of Life, said let the children carry it. Faithfully George has carried this wish out for the past 10 years, empowering thousands of students throughout Canada & the USA. In 2009/2010 USA Senators, Governors, Transplant surgeons have called George the most remarkable person to advance Organ & Tissue donations in the world. He has the heart of a Terry Fox, and is affectionately called the Italian Terry Fox. He is relentless and does not understand the words Give Up and often risks his life. He cares so much about the underdog, he is often found fighting for them. He works with everyone & believes in bringing all cultural and religions together to confront the major issues of the day and inspire people through love and understanding. He believes if more people became organ & tissue donors, the world would be that much closer.



 Step By Step Ferry NS to NL

Nova Scotia 

Prince Edward Island

Step By Step Souris


New Brunswick

Step By Step Campbellton
Step By Step Doaktown


Step By Step Atikokan 

Step By Step Alymer

Step By Step Arnprior





British Columbia

 Step By Step is a charity established by George Marcello in 1996

In 1997, after receiving a life saving liver transplant, 

he started walking across Canada carrying the Torch of Life (12,000 km) to thank his anonymous donor

On June 13 2000, he received the famous Torch Of Life by an anonymous donor

On Septemeber 5 2001, he was asked to bring the Torch to Vatican City, 

where Pope John Paul II blessed it, and called organ & tissue donations a

Genuine Act Of Love and wisely encouraged the young people to carry its message 

Since then, we have referred to our charity as the Torch of Life

In 2004, our famous Kristopher Knowles, and thousands of young people from Canada & USA

have championed the Torch through thousands of cities & towns in their respective communities.

On March 2, 2012, twenty year old Khaled Khatib carried it through 72 cities & towns in Ontario

He is presently the official Torch Bearer, preparing to carry it through Canada and the world

We believe by having these young champions promote organ & tissue donations

They can save lives & bring the world a little bit closer


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2007-2008 Vid

2007-2008 Vid

2009-2010 Vid

Aug 17 1997 Vid 

Aug 17 1997 Pics

Ontario Walk
1999 Pics 

 Canada Walk
2000-2002 Pics

 Kris's Wish
2004 Pics

 European Tour
2005-2006 Pics