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A variety of transplant announcements and special events, organized by the Multi-Organ Transplant Program and various community groups, occur throughout the year.
Here are some upcoming events, but you may also want to see the special events section to find out about previous projects as well as annual events.
Upcoming Community Events
8th Annual Transplant Trot, April 28:
This annual event, in memory of Leslie Petter, helps increase awareness about organ donation and donor registration, encourages healthy living after transplantation, thanks living donors and donor families as well as raises funds for the Canadian Transplant Association and LHSC's transplant program. This year's event will include a 5-km run and a 3-km walk in Gibbons Park, London.
Early bird fee: $25 (until March 31)
Regular fee (April 1-28): $30
T shirts ($10) are available to order
New Canvas of Life, May 29-June 7,
Grand Theatre-Spriet Stage & Art with Panache Gallery, London:
Join us on May 29 for New Canvas of Life, presented by The Tricar Group. Opening night features an intimate performance by Juno Award-winner, singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith. During the reception, view the artwork created by transplant recipients, living donors, medical staff, local artists and Canadian celebrities. All artwork will be sold via online auction May 29-June 7, 2018. Tickets ($75) are available through the Grand Theatre's box office. Proceeds to support The Matthew Mailing Centre for Translational Transplant Studies and the Multi-Organ Transplant Program’s Clinical Research Fund. For more information, visit the event's website: newcanvasoflife.ca.
Canadian Transplant Games, July 2-7:
Check out our transplant merchandise
Our e-store is a not-for-profit initiative with all proceeds from sales going towards further promotion of organ donation and transplantation. As well as clothing (jackets, t-shirts, ball cap), we have lots of accessories, such as notecards, Christmas tree ornaments, water bottles, mugs, and license plate holder. Check out our merchandise page for samples of new stock or go directly to the e-store: https://www.transplantestore.ca.
New quilts being created
The London Transplant Gift of Life Association is creating another Recipient Quilt and Donor Quilt. These quilts travel throughout the province, and the patches are a beautiful way to share personal experiences about donation and transplantation. If you are a transplant recipient, living donor, or donor family, please consider taking part by creating a patch and telling your story. See the original quilts and submission information:
For more information, contact Jane Tucker, President of the Association (519.641.7549; firstname.lastname@example.org).
London Transplant Gift of Life Association: Looking for volunteers
This organization welcomes new volunteers to help spread the word about organ donation. Anyone who is interested in helping is invited to join. The group is also welcoming Western and Fanshawe students to their student chapter. High school students can gain volunteer hours by taking part in events. For more information about upcoming meetings and events, please contact Jane Tucker.