Gift of Life Transplant House hosts four annual events to help raise awareness about our mission – To provide high – quality, affordable accommodations to transplant patients and their caregivers in a supportive, home-like environment. Our events are made possible by our corporate partners, event sponsors and attendees.
Table Inspirations, A Celebration of Home
Our newest event, Table Inspirations, A Celebration of Home takes place in early spring to inspire design, showcase beautiful tablescapes and celebrate the meaning of “Home”! Whether you are a professional designer, a lover of hosting and entertaining guests, or just want to design a table to support Gift of Life Transplant House, Table Inspirations has a table for you. This springtime event will inspire design, offer light refreshments and provide an opportunity to get a group of friends together. Local vendors and workshops are also in attendance to provide guests with more ways to be involved.
Gift of Life Golf Tournament
We have hosted the Gift of Life Golf Tournament for 35 years, in fact, every year since we opened our doors in 1984! The annual golf tournament boasts a fun day of golf followed by a themed dinner hosting a speaker, live auction and silent auction. This event sells out fast, so keep your eyes open for ticket sales!
Gala of the Decades
September calls for a night of celebration. From recognizing major donations and benefactors, to hearing an awe-inspiring speaker, the Gala of the Decades provides a night to remember in support of Gift of Life Transplant House. We have celebrated the 20’s, 40’s, 60’s and 80’s all leading up to our 5 th Annual Gala and 35 th Anniversary, appropriately themed, an Emerald Affair. We celebrated 35 years of Hope & Healing. So, what is our theme for the Gala of the Decades in 2020? Stay tuned for the reveal!
Clash of the Chefs: A Food Fight is the local version of Chopped! Each year will represent a different theme with the same idea: Local chefs preparing 4 courses judged by local celebrities with the hope of becoming the winner of Rochester’s only Clash of the Chefs Challenge. In 2019, the theme was “A Night at the State Fair” with the special course: “Food on a Stick”. Attendees enjoyed various bite-sized portions of the numerous courses. This is an interactive event for those looking for a unique Friday Date night. Local wineries and breweries are also in attendance showcasing their favorite local drinks.
Other favorite events are hosted by various groups that want to support Gift of Life Transplant House in their own way. These events provide us with additional fundraising opportunities that allow us to continue our mission. If you are interested in starting your own event to benefit Gift of Life Transplant House, please submit an email to our event coordinator via our Contact Us page with your event idea!
Some of these events include:
The Timmay 5k occurs every April in honor of Donate Life Month. It is hosted by the Tim Rasmusson Foundation which was established in honor of Tim Rasmusson who passed away in 2014 from an ascending aortic aneurysm. In 2019, the Tim Rasmusson Foundation raised $35,000 for Gift of Life Transplant House. For updates on the run and various events hosted by TRF, please visit their website: www.timrasmussonfoundation.com
Trails 4 Transplants
Trails4Transplants is a trail ride to raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation. Their mission includes raising funds to assist organ transplant donors and recipients in need in addition to educating people about their decision to be a donor. For more information or to register for the ride, please visit their website: https://trails4transplants.org/. Read the 2020 brochure here.
Gift of Life Walk & Run 5k
This walk was held in September of 2019 and in June of years past. The walk and run begins and ends at Gift of Life Transplant House. All proceeds of this event are donated to support our mission. FB LINK https://www.facebook.com/events/416763972473877/
A Walk of Remembrance
A Walk of Remembrance takes place in April to honor and remember organ, tissue and eye donors. This year, A Walk of Remembrance has been postponed to Friday, May 15 at 4:00 pm. Please join us at the Saint Marys Campus Auditorium main floor Joseph-59, celebrating with ceremony and song recognizing the Legacy of Life shared.
For updated information, please follow the event page on Facebook: A Walk of Remembrance
Transplant Patient and Donor Family Picnic
The Transplant Patient and Donor Family Picnic is a day designated to getting transplant patients and donor families together to celebrate the gift of life. The Picnic is typically held in late July and hosted by the Transplant Picnic Committee. Stay tuned for updates on 2020’s date. This is not a fundraiser. For inquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you or your business interested in sponsoring one of our Annual Events? Please visit our Corporate Partner Page for more information about how you can support our mission!