The John Brockington Foundation will present their 16th Annual Pro Athletes for Life Gala November 14, 2017 in San Diego. The event celebrates organ and tissue donation and the San Diego kidney and transplant communities, with proceeds to the Foundation’s patient education and patient assistance funds. For more information on the event and the Foundation, see http://www.johnbrockingtonfoundation.org/ .
Donate Life Northwest will sponsor their annual Lifesavers Breakfast November 8, 2017 in Portland OR. The event is the largest gathering of the area’s donation and transplant community. Donate Life Northwest welcomes additional Sponsors and volunteers. For more information and to RSVP, see http://www.donatelifenw.org/content/lifesavers-breakfast .
Donate Life Northwest provides classes for volunteers who are interested in supporting organ and tissue donation, called “Donate Life 101: New Ambassador Orientation,” and a followup course “Donate Life 301” for those wishing to become Donate Life Educators. Fall 2017 Classes will be held September 25 in Eugene, October 4, 16, 18, and November 4 in Portland, and October 4 by conference call. For more information see http://www.donatelifenw.org/calendar .
The PKD Foundation will also sponsor an August 19, 2017 Seattle Friends & Family Potluck Picnic & Lemonade Stand, in Seward Park (Seattle). Find more information at http://support.pkdcure.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=101846 .
The Foundation will also sponsor the three-mile Seattle Walk for PKD on October 1, 2017 at Green Lake (Seattle). For details, posters, to register for the Walk or the associated Penny Kids Dash, and to donate, see http://support.pkdcure.org/site/TR/Walk/WalkforPKD?fr_id=1766&pg=entry . So far they have pledges of $10,000 for the Walk, and they seek at lease $45,000 more to support PKD research and create better lives for those impacted by polycystic kidney disease.