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Life Savers Rally – October 9, 2017
Educate. Inspire. Talk About It.

10:00-12:30, Hall Center @ Pembroke Hill High School

The 15th annual Life Savers Rally will be at the Hall Center on the campus of Pembroke Hill High School. This one of a kind event is life changing and students leave understanding that in times of tragedy hope is possible. This event is free! For more information please contact Kim Harbur at kim@giftdonor.org or 913-851-1947 ext. 12. Soon more details will follow.

Golf Fore Life 2017

Isabelle Ellis Memorial Golf Classic
Gift of Life hosted an afternoon of golf, June 5th, followed by a BBQ at Prairie Highlands Golf Course in Olathe. The proceeds from Golf Fore Life will support the programs of Gift of Life. The date for the 2018 Golf Fore Life is yet to be determined…details will soon follow.

2017 Golf Fore Life Sponsors

The success of Golf Fore Life was made possible by the generosity of the following sponsors:

Green Ribbon Sponsor
Carroll Burger
Legacy Development

Presenting Sponsor
Dan & Sherri Doherty
Span Construction & Engineering Inc.

Underwriting Sponsor
Dunn Family Foundation
Sunbelt Rentals

Team Sponsor
Butler Manufacturing
Dynamic Fastener
Dr. Richard Gilroy in Honor of Deborah Ellerbusch
Strickland Construction

Hole Sponsor
Gail G. Dicus, Keller Williams Key Partners &
Jim Yarrington, Origin Bank Home Lending
Fowler, Pickert Eisenmenger, LLC
Kevin Taylor, Ameriprise

Box Lunch Sponsor
Mercer Zimmerman

Snack Sponsor
Best Security, Owners Brian & Michele DeMoss

Special Thanks
Culligan Water
Ron Ellis & Barbara Milliken
Chris & Amanda Ellis
Kim Harbur, Melynda Hatch & Tammy Rock
Morgan Hunter Corporate Search
John Turner

Community Partners
Nate & Kim Harbur
Olathe Medical Center
University of Kansas Health System
Viracor Eurofins

GoSeeDoKc Logo 2017

Go…on one tour.
See…something unique in Kansas City.
Do…it to support organ, eye and tissue donation.

Gift of Life annually educates 30,000 high students and their family members about organ, eye and tissue donation. The organization also inspires transplant candidates and their families by giving them hope and encouragement with a trained mentor. And Gift of Life encourages individuals to share their decision about donation with a loved one.

It isn’t a coincidence that Kansas City has one of the highest donor rates in the nation. It is a cause!

GOSEEDOKC2017 net proceeds $151,000.

GoSeeDoKc 2018

2017 GoSeeDo Sponsors

The success of GoSeeDo was made possible by the generosity of the following sponsors:

Green Ribbon Sponsor
Legacy Development
Carroll Burger

Corporate Sponsor – $10,000
Midwest Transplant Network & Rensen House of Lights

Presenting Sponsor – $5,000
Dr. Jameson & Joanne Forster, Drs. Charlie Smith & Stella Quiason

Contributing Sponsor – $2,500
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Kansas Gas Service a Division of ONE Gas, Inc., Dr. Sean & Alix Kumer, Legacy Touch Keepsakes at Itkeepsakes.com, Dr. Jody & Angel Olson, In Memory of Bryan Barrow by Anne Peterson & Ulla Brunk, Dr. Mark & Jennifer Reintjes, Dr. Tim Schmitt, University of Kansas Hospital Center for Transplantation

Supporting Sponsor – $1,000
Terry & Ann Bender, CompAlliance Managed Care, Gail G. Dicus – Keller Williams Key Partners & Jim Yarrington – Fidelity Bank, Mary Lou Garton Trust, Mike & Vicki Graft, Donald J. Hall, Andy & Tammy Heath, Honeycutt Family, Eric & Charlene Hughes, David & Lydia Jeter, Julie Kliegl, David & Jeri Kling, Jeff & Kathy Kumer, Jack & Terri McDonnell, Drs. Greg & Vicki Muehlebach, OMNI Human Resource Management, Margi & Keith Pence, Research Medical Center, David & Carole Roemer, Silverstein Eye Centers, Jim & Teresa Sorlie, John & Becky Turner

Event Host – $500
Joe & Kelly Boeh, John & Nell Bowen, Mack & Kim Bowen, Mark & Pam Brandsted, Marshaun Butler, Consolidated Communications Foundation, Roger Davis & Elizabeth McLeod, Brian & Michele DeMoss, Kris & Cathy Drake, Sam & Shelley Elias, Jerry, Donna & Deborah Ellerbusch, Chris & Amanda Ellis, First State Bank & Trust Co., Fusion eBanking, Drs. Betse Gage & Bill Chase, Sid & Terry Garrison, Lowell & Teresa Ghosey, Keith & Teri Glover, Dr. Rich & Michele Hendrickson, Bill Horak, Jeff & Cheryl Jernigan, Dr. Brad & Amanda Koffman, Rob & Donna Linderer, Drs. Katie Lorentz & Thomas Leventhal, Merle Kelly Ford, Nolte’s Bridal, Diane Ravis & Merton Hersh, Kathy Riegelman & Larry Beekman, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, David & Jackie Russell, Patrick & Christy Sirridge, Dr. Rachel & David Sosland, Dr. Ryan & Katie Taylor, Dr. Brad & Barbara Warady, Bob & Meta Watson, Dan & Joan Welch, Victor & Susan Wilson

Community Partners – Annual Contributors of $5,000 or more
Nate & Kim Harbur, Olathe Medical Center, University of Kansas Health System, Viracor Eurofins

Notable
Joanne Forster & Pam McHugh – Event Co-chairs, Dan Auman – Auman Mack, Chris Crenshaw – Sysco Foods Kansas City, David & Jeri Kling – Auction Captains, Kathy & Dave Kratofil – Catering Captain & First Mate, Anne Peterson – Program Host, Butch & Christy Rigby – Patrons’ Party Hosts, Karen Swope – Level Five Solutions

Pre + Post Transplant Conversions

Pre+Post is intended to offer a place for transplant candidates, new recipients and caregivers to gather and meet previous recipients who want to encourage and offer encouragement. As a first step, we always encourage patients to check with their transplant coordinator or medical team when you have a question. We also learned that meeting someone else who has had a successful transplant is important and gives you an opportunity to ask general questions along your transplant journey. Call 913-851-1947 or email andy@giftdonor.org.

The calendar is underwritten by Gift of Life Community Partners: Nate & Kim Harbur, Olathe Medical Center, The University of Kansas Health System and Viracor Eurofins.

Use the Gift of Life Speakers Bureau

United Way & Community Health Charities are Easy Way to Support
We ask all supporters to contact Gift of Life if you would like to engage a speaker or learn how to support education and awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation through your workplace giving. Thanks to a partnership through Community Health Charities, we can guide those interested in workplace giving through United Way, Federal, or State employee programs. Email giftdonor@giftdonor.org to learn the easiest way to give, or call 913-851-1947.