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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Liberty 1 and 2 Lit Blue and Green

Runs through Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 

Time & Place

Center City, Philadelphia

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If you're in the Philadelphia area this month, look to the skies at night time! The iconic Liberty Place buildings will be shining with green and blue light to celebrate National Donate Life Month! Snap a picture and send it our way, we'd love to see the view!

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Gift of Life at the 76ers!

 

Time & Place

Wells Fargo Center

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Look for signs of Gift of Life during the Philadelphia 76ers game Wednesday, April 2! Some special volunteers from Gift of Life will be featured during half time at the game as the Sixers help to promote organ and tissue donor awareness!

 

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Support Group for the loss of a Spouse or Significant Other

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. This group will run for 6 weeks. Beginning Thursday March 6 and concluding on April

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Come together with others who understand the many feelings and fears associated with the loss of a spouse or significant other. Sharing your thoughts or just listening in a supportive group setting can provide comfort as you mourn the death of your loved one.

This group will be facilitated by a Social Worker and is open to those whose spouse or significant other has died within the past 2 years.

Please RSVP for this support group by February 28, 2014.
RSVP to Carla Levins at clevins@donors1.org or
by calling 1-800-366-6771, ext. 1104.

There is no cost to attend this group and free parking is provided in the Gift of Life parking lot.

Directions to Gift of Life Donor Program office

 

Friday, April 4th, 2014

THE Party

 

Time & Place

8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Four Seasons Center City

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Come experience THE Party with over 600 guests at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, scrumptious food from 11 restaurants and caterers, rocking music and over the top decor.

These funds will go a long way in helping us maintain our public awareness programs, school summits and teaching initiatives. All of which are geared to educate and dispel the myths surrounding becoming an organ donor and the need for life-saving, life-enhancing transplants.

Check out our Photos Page to see all the great 2013 event photos! Please visit our Vendor page to see all the companies that made the 2013 event possible.

Special thanks to The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, Evantine Design, Cashman & Associates, WT Graphics and DJ Eddie Tully.
Thank you for joining us to celebrate life. See you all April 4th!

Buy tickets here!

 

PECO Crown Lights Promote National Donate Life Month

Runs through Sunday, April 6th, 2014 

Time & Place

Center City, Philadelphia

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What's that lighting up the sky in Philadelphia? Why, yes, it is the famous PECO building broadcasting a special message about organ and tissue donation! The PECO lights will be celebrating National Donate Life Month for the weekend, so look for the message when passing through Philly!

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Fashion For Life

 

Time & Place

Noon to 2 PM (admission starts at 11:30 AM)
The Outlets at Sands, Bethlehem (lower level of mall)

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The Lehigh Valley Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation and Gift of Life Donor Program will co-present “Fashion for Life 4,” a fashion show spotlighting local merchants to increase awareness of the continuing need for organ donors and to raise funds for the Coalition’s outreach and education programs. Clothing and accessories will be modeled by members of the transplant community (i. e., recipients of organs or tissues, or donor-family members).

Featuring Samantha Layne of WZZO!

Advance tickets are just $25, and include music, food and beverages. Proceeds will support the Coalition’s continuing promotion of organ donor awareness through local schools, social organizations and businesses. Purchase tickets here.

Clothing and accessories are provided by mall merchants. The show is also supported by Lehigh Valley Style magazine.

For more information about the Lehigh Valley Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation, click here.

Purchase tickets here!

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Using Yoga to help us Grieve and Heal

 

Time & Place

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
401 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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All monthly Hearts of Gold meetings and special programs take place at the Gift of Life Donor Program Office.

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All events are free to attend and parking is provided at no cost.

More Information

Leslie Coleman | 1-800-366-6771 | Email | Web

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Volunteer Programs

 

Rowan University Organ Donor Day

 

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Students from Rowan University will be hosting Donor Day on campus all day on April 9th! Celebrating National Donate Life Month, these students are committed to spreading awareness for organ and tissue donation. Thank you Rowan University students for all you do to save the lives of others!

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More Information

Web

 

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Support Group for the loss of a Spouse or Significant Other

 

Time & Place

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. This group will run for 6 weeks. Beginning Thursday March 6 and concluding on April

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Come together with others who understand the many feelings and fears associated with the loss of a spouse or significant other. Sharing your thoughts or just listening in a supportive group setting can provide comfort as you mourn the death of your loved one.

This group will be facilitated by a Social Worker and is open to those whose spouse or significant other has died within the past 2 years.

Please RSVP for this support group by February 28, 2014.
RSVP to Carla Levins at clevins@donors1.org or
by calling 1-800-366-6771, ext. 1104.

There is no cost to attend this group and free parking is provided in the Gift of Life parking lot.

Directions to Gift of Life Donor Program office

 

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Dash Pre Packet Pick Up

Runs through Saturday, April 12th, 2014 

Time & Place

Gift of Life Family House

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Stop by the Gift of Life Family House to pick up your team's DASH packets before the big race on Sunday, April 13!

More Information

Kelly Gavin | 215-557-8090 | Email | Web | Map

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National Blue & Green Day

 

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Friday, April 11 is National Blue & Green Day! Show your pride and help raise awarness by wearing something blue and green! Send us your pictures on Facebook or Twitter, we'd love to see your creative ways of celebrating!

Thank you to the following establishments for "going green" to help spread awareness on Friday, April 11:

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

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Cira Center

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Boathouse Row

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Saturday, April 12th, 2014

LIFE Center UPenn School of Nursing Comunity Health Fair

 

Time & Place

4508 Chestnut Street

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Gift of Life Donor Program will be present at the UPenn School of Nursing Community Health Fair to present information and materials informing visitors about organ and tissue donation. This tabling event is in celebration of National Donate Life Month!

More Information

Vanessa Duvert | 215-557-8090 | Email

 

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

19th Annual Donor Dash

 

Time & Place

On-Site Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Philadelphia Art Museum Steps

Join Gift of Life Donor Program for the 19th Annual Donor Dash! For more information about this event, click on the logo below!

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Multicultural Affairs Coalition

 

Time & Place

6:15 PM - 8 PM
Gift of Life Office - 401 N. 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19123

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The Multicultural Affairs Committee (MAC) was developed in response to the growing number of minorities awaiting organ transplants in Gift of Life service area. The group serves as a direct link to the multicultural communities by developing culturally sensitive donor education activities and participating in multicultural presentations, health fairs and other health-related events.

More Information

Vanessa Duvert | 215-557-8090 | Email | Web | Map

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Volunteer Programs

 

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Donation Champion Learning Session (Philadelphia, PA)

Runs through Thursday, April 17th, 2014 

Time & Place

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

This is a one day, highly interactive program that focuses on the role of critical care staff in utilizing and sharing best-demonstrated practices for referring potential organ donors to the organ procurement organization, providing support for families of potential organ donors, and maximizing clinical donor management.

Attendees will be given focused information to allow them to become a Donation Champion, one who role-models and shares key information to assist colleagues in carrying out these best practices in real time.

Who Should Attend? ICU and ER Nurses, Nurse Leaders, Respiratory Therapists, Spiritual Support Staff and Anyone Who May Care for a Potential Organ Donor at a hospital in Gift of Life's service area

Registration for this event is now CLOSED/this session is full!

More Information

Andrea Reynolds | (215) 557-8090, ext. 1229 | Email | Web | Map

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Professional Education

 

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Step Show at Temple Performing Arts Center

 

Time & Place

Temple Performing Arts Center

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Gift of Life will present at the Step Show hosted at Temple Performing Arts Center on April 18, 2014.

More Information

Vanessa Duvert | 215-557-8090 | Email

 

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Rowan University Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students Gift of Life partnership for the 6th Annual Health Fair

 

Time & Place

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cooper River Park 5300 N Park Dr, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109

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Rowan University Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students Gift of Life partnership for the 6th Annual Health Fair.

 

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Our Health Matters Committee Meeting

 

Time & Place

Networking, 6:15 p.m. Meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Gift of Life Donor Program

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The “Our Health Matters” Committee is a volunteer group that serves as a link to Philadelphia’s multicultural community. Through our volunteer efforts we will impact, educate, inform, and dispel the myths concerning the critical issue of organ and tissue donation.

More Information

Vanessa Duvert | 215-557-8090 x1172 | Email | Map

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Volunteer Programs

 

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Penn Relays Event with Power 99

Runs through Saturday, April 26th, 2014 

Time & Place

University of Pennsylvania

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Gift of Life and Power 99 will team up to host a table with informative information about organ and tissue donation. Penn Relays will help us to reach a new audience to consider registering as organ and tissue donors.

 
 
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