Register for Gift of Life’s DonateLife Walk 2015

Join thousands of Canberrans for Gift of Life’s DonateLife Walk on Wednesday 25 February 2015 and show your support for organ and tissue donation.

Two simultaneous walks will be held, the normal bridge-to-bridge walk as well as a shorter option around Commonwealth Park. Participants should gather at Regatta Point at 6.45am with both walks kicking off at 7am sharp from the same start point. Click here to download a map of the walks (PDF).

The bridge-to-bridge circuit of Lake Burley Griffin takes about 45 minutes to an hour and the shorter walk takes about 15-20 minutes.

Both walks finish with a free healthy breakfast served by the Lions Club of Canberra Belconnen. You can walk or run at your own pace, and pets, children and friends are welcome. Free t-shirts, and show bags will be available for participants.

Everyone from politicians, sporting and other personalities, business leaders and government staff are supporting the walk, as well as local school and university students and community groups. If you’d like to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation, help increase donation rates and support those waiting for a life-saving donation, register now.

You can participate as an individual, or get a team of friends or workmates together and walk for a worthy cause. You can take part on the day without registering, but by signing up online you’ll receive information in advance and resources to help you spread the word about organ and tissue donation in your own communities.

Participating in Gift of Life’s DonateLife Walk 2015 is a great way to show your support for organ and tissue donation.

Australian Government Organ and Tissue Authority, Donate Life

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Register for Organ Donation

Are you registered on the Australian Organ Donor Register?  Unless you’ve got one of these blue cards, you’re not registered.  Click here to register on line or call 1800 777 203.

Tax Deductible Gifts

Gift of Life Incorporated – a not for profit non-governmental organisation – based in the ACT engages in a range of activities each year in support of organ and tissue donation.

Gift of Life enjoys tax deductible gift status with the Australian Taxation Office for contributions received in excess of $2.00.

Those in the community wishing to contribute funds to support Gift of Life’s activities may do so either by sending a cheque addressed to Gift of Life Incorporated, PO Box 9511, Deakin, ACT 2600 or by direct transfer to Gift of Life Incorporated’s bank account with the NAB BSB 082-980 Account Number 495688467.

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Terry Connolly

Justice Terry Connolly died suddenly in the early morning of 25 September 2007 on Red Hill, having cycled to the top as part of his exercise routine.  He was a Supreme Court Judge since 2003, and Master since 1996.  Terry was the Member for Molonglo in 1990-1995 and served as the ACT Attorney-General and Minister in various portfolios, including Health.  He and his family have lived in Canberra for many years and he was a popular Canberran.

More importantly, Terry was a husband, father, son and, following his death, a tissue donor.

Terry’s wife, Dr Helen Watchirs, says that she and Terry had discussed their wishes in relation to organ donation.  This meant that at the dreadful time of death, she was clear on his wishes.  Terry’s donation to the improvement of other lives has given Helen and his daughters a sense of contribution, and has helped make up for a life cut short.

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