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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
Kidney Walk, London, September 23:
This annual walk in support of the Kidney Foundation will take place at the Pavilion in Gibbons Park.
Registration: 10:00 am
Welcome and warm-up: 11:00 am
Walk: 11:15 am
Thank You, Prizes and BBQ: 12:15 pm
The event includes raffle table, face painter, t-shirts for kids to paint.
Showdown in the Downtown, September 29:
The 10th annual Showdown In The Downtown is an evening of fundraising to fight kidney disease and improve patient outcomes after organ transplantation. This year's Showdown will be held at the London Convention Centre, Sept. 29, beginning at 5:30pm. The evening includes delicious food, fine wines, friendly conversation and superlative entertainment with headliner Chantal Kreviazuk. For more details, visit the event website.
Kidney Walk, Tillsonburg, September 30:
This walk in Tillsonburg, in support of of the Kidney Foundation, will take place at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital.
Registration: 9:30 am
Welcome and warm-up: 9:45 am
Walk: 10:00 am
Thank You, Prizes and Kids' Activities: 11:15 am
BBQ: 11:30 am
World Transplant Games, August 17-24, 2019:
The next World Transplant Games will be held in Newcastle, Gateshead, UK from August 17-24, 2019. For more information, visit the World Transplant Games website.
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 to view and purchase.
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; email@example.com).
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.