We are pleased to invite your organization to join these efforts to honor heroes and provide more second chances. Your organization’s financial gifts will support the race logistics, and any additional funds will help finance donor family/recipient meetings and donor memorials. Both of these events pay tribute to the legacy of organ, eye and tissue donors in meaningful ways.
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1.Donor Medal Ceremony. An annual tradition, the “Celebration of Life” Donor Medal Ceremony pays tribute to those who gave the gift of life. Each family receives a donor medal, symbolizing their loved one’s precious gifts.
2.Donate Life Rose Parade float. Donor families participate in the Donate Life Rose Parade float on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California. Their loved one’s photo is recreated into a floragraph, a portrait made of all natural materials that adorns the float as a special remembrance. Pictured is the Johnston family of Fort Worth, putting the finishing touches on a floragraph in memory of their son Dakota. The floragraph appeared on the 2014 Donate Life Rose Parade float, “Light up the World.”
3.Donate Life Transplant Games. Attending the Donate Life Transplant Games is a unique way to honor a loved one who gave the gift of life. A multisport festival, the event is for individuals who received organ, eye, tissue and bone marrow transplants and celebrates the lives of organ and tissue donors. In 2016, a group of donor families from Team Texas traveled to Cleveland for the Games.
4.Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run. Many families will assemble teams in memory of their loved ones who gave the gift of life during the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run hosted by LifeGift. For three consecutive years, the family of Xander Vento, organ and tissue donor, has been crowned the largest team at the Fort Worth run.
5.Donor Family/Recipient Gathering. LifeGift orchestrates donor family/recipient gatherings should both parties agree to meet. Eva Garcia, mother to donor Estaban Garcia, receives a warm embrace after meeting her son’s kidney/pancreas recipient.