Community Events

Gift of Life Michigan staff and volunteers can often be found at local community events like festivals, health fairs, service club meetings, etc. In addition, we are thrilled to offer the following opportunities to join us in support of organ, tissue and eye donation.

Gift of Life Michigan

In Your Community

February 14, 2022 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

National Donor Day

February 14 is not just Valentine’s Day – it is also National Donor Day!  Share Gift of Life’s posts on social media to encourage your friends and family to show a little love and register as organ, eye and tissue donors.
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April 1, 2022 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

National Donate Life Month

There are soooo many ways to show your support for organ, eye and tissue donation during National Donate Life Month in April! Watch this Events page and our social media for details.


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April 1, 2022 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Charity of the Game: Detroit Red Wings support the Gift of Life Foundation

Join the Gift of Life Foundation, in partnership with family and friends of donor Cody Baron, as the Detroit Red Wings take on the Ottawa Senators on Friday, April 1. It will be 6 years to the day since Cody gave the gift of life to others.

Guests will have access to Heritage Hall and opportunities to win a Red Wings gift basket, a chance to view warm-ups from the penalty box and the ever-popular Zamboni ride-along.  

Net proceeds from the Charity Hockey Game will benefit the Gift of Life Foundation. The funds raised will be used to support grieving donor families, as well as help transplant recipients with healthcare costs. Foundation programming also focuses on community education about organ, tissue and eye donation.  

“We are always looking for new ways to connect with donor families, honor their loved ones, and spread the message of organ and tissue donation,” said Susan Rink, Chief of Philanthropy and Foundation Programs for the Gift of Life Foundation. “This partnership with Cody’s family and the Red Wings is special, and it will help a lot of people.” 

Space is limited to 100 reserved tickets in the Gondola Deck.

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April 6, 2022 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

National Donate Life Living Donor Day

Today we celebrate the heroic, generous people who donate a part of themselves to others as living organ donors. Whether you gave a kidney, a lobe of your liver, or part of your lung – today we celebrate YOU!

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April 16, 2022 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Donate Life Spirit Week

We’ve got fun ways to show your support for organ, tissue and eye donation all week!

Calendar entries for mid-April

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April 22, 2022 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

National Donate Life Blue and Green Day

Show us your Donate Life colors!  Wear your blue and green, eat blue and green foods, decorate your space in blue and green, and more! Snap a pic and enter it in the Donate Life America photo contest (details to come).

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July 23, 2022 3:00 am to 7:00 am

LIFE Walk/Run, presented by Gift of Life MOTTEP

The Gift of Life MOTTEP LIFE Walk/Run is the largest event promoting organ and tissue donation in the state of Michigan. LIFE Walk/Run is attended by more than 2,000 individuals, including members of the medical profession, major corporations, media personalities, politicians, donor family members, and transplant recipients.

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November 11, 2022 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

National Donor Sabbath Weekend

Be a light to those who are waiting- National Donor Sabbath National Donor Sabbath, typically celebrated two weekends before Thanksgiving, is a time for all faith communities to come together in prayer for those who have given the gifts, those who are waiting, and those who have received the gifts of life, sight, and mobility.

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