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The increased risk in our area associated with coronavirus has greatly impacted our day-to-day lives.  Our concern is first and foremost for the health and well-being of our community, volunteers, transplant recipients and donor families.  If you are scheduled to volunteer or participate in any Gift of Life Donor Program events this month, please note that we are suspending all in-person events and programs through April 30.

We are closely monitoring local, state and federal guidance, and will provide updates via our website, social media and other communication channels about programming after April. However, due to its size, we have already decided to postpone the 25th Annual Donor Dash, originally scheduled for April 19.

We understand and firmly support the need for heightened sensitivity and precautions related to infectious diseases. We join everyone in hoping that COVID-19 will soon be contained, and in wanting to do everything we can to support this. Our thoughts are with everyone who is facing or concerned about illness.

We encourage all to follow precautions and updates from these and other agencies:

https://www.phila.gov/departments/department-of-public-health/

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

https://www.nj.gov/health/

https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/index.html


Browse our Calendar by date or filter by event type to view upcoming local and regional events related to organ and tissue donation.

Subscribe to our calendar by selecting the event category and clicking the “subscribe button”, then follow the prompts.

You can also find out about Gift of Life events by following us on social media and signing up for email announcements.

To submit an event, please contact our Website Coordinator, and include your event details.

Apr
1
Wed
April is National Donate Life Month
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day

Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19, all in-person events for National Donate Life Month have been cancelled. Gift of Life will be joining Donate Life America in taking an online approach for April Donate Life Month observances. Please join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we honor donors, donor families and caregivers, recipients, registered donors, clinical teams, and those waiting for a second chance at life.

National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was established by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Celebrated in April each year, Donate Life Month features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

Apr
8
Wed
*CANCELLED* Hearts of Gold: Grief 101
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19 we have made the decision to cancel the April 8th Hearts of Gold Meeting.

 

Hearts of Gold is a group for donor families to come together to learn, share, give and receive support.

Learn the basics of grief and how to begin to move through the challenging days

RSVPs should go to Leslie Coleman at lcoleman@donors1.org

Apr
9
Thu
*CANCELLED* Donation Champion Learning Session (Harrisburg, PA) @ Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19 we have made the decision to cancel the April 9th Donation Champion Learning Session. We apologize for the short notice and hope that you will register to attend a future session.

Apr
11
Sat
*CANCELLED* Gift of Life Night with The Hershey Bears @ Giant Center
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm

Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19 this event has been cancelled.

Join us for Gift of Life Night with the Hershey Bears! Help us raise donor awareness as The Bears take on The Cleveland Monsters. This game is also Fan Appreciation Night/Jersey Off Our Backs/Player Awards. Purchase tickets here!

Tickets:

100 level – $22.00
200 level – $16.50
Promo Code – GIFT

Apr
13
Mon
*POSTPONED* Helping Hand Rescue Mission: Philly Restart
Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm

Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19 this event has been postponed. New date is TBD.

The Helping Hand Rescue Mission’s Branch of Philly Restart will partner with Gift of Life to provide information on organ and tissue donation during their weekly outdoor meal and ID service.

Apr
14
Tue
*CANCELLED* Blue Mt. Ambassadors Meeting @ Tower Health-Conference Room 6
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19, the April 14th Blue Mt. Ambassadors Meeting has been cancelled. 

Each year we have hundreds of volunteer opportunities in a variety of capacities. Help us educate and inspire the people in in these counties below about organ, eye and tissue donation.
Ambassadors from any region can attend any meeting. Ambassadors can share their stories, while representing Gift of Life Donor Program.
Serving: Berks and Schuylkill Counties

*Free Garage Parking*

Apr
16
Thu
*CANCELLED* Northeast PA Ambassadors Meeting @ University of Scranton, Brennan Hall
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm

Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19, the April 16th Northeast PA Ambassadors Meeting has been cancelled.

Each year we have hundreds of volunteer opportunities in a variety of capacities. Help us educate and inspire the people in in these counties below about organ, eye and tissue donation.
Ambassadors from any region can attend any meeting. Ambassadors can share their stories, while representing Gift of Life Donor Program.

Apr
18
Sat
*POSTPONED* Dash Picnic @ Gift of Life Family House
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am

Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19 this event has been postponed. Thank you to everyone who planned to participate and help us promote organ and tissue donation. We look forward to celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Donor Dash at a later date.

Donor Dash Participants- get ready for the big day with food, music, and fun as you pick up your registration packet, t-shirt, and bib! This event will be held at The Gift of Life Family House.

*CANCELLED* Delta Sigma Theta – Chester Alumnae Chapter – “The Wish” @ Chester Charter Scholar Academy
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am

Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

Through the “It’s About Life” grant, this sorority will host and promote organ and tissue donation at their annual Community Wellness event featuring “The Wish”.

“The Wish” is a Donate Life America movie about organ and tissue donation. Gift of Life will be there for Q&A and to register community members to become organ and tissue donors.

Apr
19
Sun
*POSTPONED* 25th Anniversary Donor Dash @ Philadelphia Museum of Art
Apr 19 @ 6:00 am

Given the continued heightened sensitivity surrounding COVID-19 the 25th Annual Donor Dash has been postponed. Thank you to everyone who planned to participate and help us promote organ and tissue donation. We look forward to celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Donor Dash at a later date.


For the past 25 years Gift of Life Donor Program, together with our dedicated volunteers, has hosted the Donor Dash to promote organ and tissue donation. The Dash celebrates the life-saving power of donation and honors all of the donors who give others a second chance at life.

The popular annual event, which attracts more than 14,000 people from throughout the tristate region, raises funds to educate the community about the need for more people to register as organ and tissue donors. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it is Gift of Life’s largest and most visible event of the year.

Proceeds from the Donor Dash benefit the Transplant Foundation, the charitable foundation that supports programs and activities for donor and recipient families. These include Gift of Life Family House and Team Philadelphia‘s participation at the Donate Life Transplant Games of America.

For more information on the 25th Anniversary Donor Dash visit https://www.donors1.org/dash2020/.