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.
Gift of Life Car Show
The first annual Gift of Life Car Show will be an opportunity to showcase classic cars as a benefit to Gift of Life Transplant House. The Car Show will be held on August 14 at the Rochester Event Center.
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 is held in July and 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!
Thank you for everyone who attended in 2021! Find pictures of our most recent tournament on our Facebook Page.
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. We hope to bring back this wonderful event in 2022! If you are a local restaurant with a desire to participate in future events, please reach out to Miranda at email@example.com.
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.
Due to Covid, this event will NOT be held in the March of 2021. We are waiting to see what happens with restrictions before making a decision on this event. Follow us on Facebook to stay updated with other upcoming events!
Gift of Life Virtual Gala
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 will not be holding a Gala or Virtual Gala in 2021.
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. Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/4kT6dE6xOhttps://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 event is not a fundraiser. The date for this event will be announced in April.
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. This is not a fundraiser. For inquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no Picnic for 2021.
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!