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Advocates for Life Recognized at Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Every year Donor Alliance celebrates our Advocates for Life and all of their efforts at a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. This year, more than 150 advocates and their family members attended the breakfast at the Denver Zoo for a morning filled with food, awards, prizes and catching up… followed by an afternoon of walking through the Zoo!

About our Advocates:

Our Advocates for Life put in over a thousand volunteer hours every year helping us out at hundreds of events throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Advocates for Life help with everything from running an information table at a small event, to speaking at a larger event, to helping out in our office, to even sewing together quilts for donor families. We have a hearty group of talented, committed volunteers that truly help Donor Alliance accomplish their mission of saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.

Our Advocates for Life program is comprised of donor family members, transplant recipients, transplant candidates, living donors and others who are passionate about supporting organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. Donor Alliance Advocates are the heart and soul of our efforts to inspire the public about the importance of signing up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor in Colorado and Wyoming. So, on Saturday, February 9th, we celebrated them and all they do for us!

Advocate Awards:

Every year we recognize a handful of volunteers that went above and beyond for that year!

For their outstanding work in 2018, we recognized the following:

  • Advocate of the Year: Randy Schrantz
  • Most Volunteer Hours: Donor Family Quilt Project: Elaine McFarlane, Cheryl Walters, Marilyn Anderson & D’Anne VanGilder.
  • Rookie of the Year: Stephanie Burnett
  • Uniting Communities: The Tellez Family

Get Involved!

Have a connection to donation and transplantation? Are you a supporter of the cause? We’d love to have you join our Advocates for Life Program. Click here to get started!

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