Rockland woman heads to Fiji in the name of charity
A Rockland County woman is going to Fiji in the hope of winning $200,000 for charity.
Roxanne Watson is competing in a television program that she hopes can help her set up an organ donation foundation.
Watson received a heart transplant in July 2010. The organ came from a young Coast Guardsman, Michael Bovill, who died in a motorcycle accident on the George Washington Bridge.
Watson was one of 3,500 people who submitted a story about their lives to an Australian TV producer. She is now one of six finalists competing in the show "This is Your Life Change."
Watson hopes she can win the prize money to set up a foundation that will be named for Michael Bovil.
The competition will take place in July and is set to be filmed on a South Pacific island in Fiji.
It's not known when or if the program might air in the U.S.