Our History and Photo Gallery

Our Annual Walk 

We've been walking for more than a decade, raising awareness for organ donor registration along the way.

Walk history

Gift of Life's ORGANised Annual Walk was held for the first time in 2007 to raise awareness in organ and tissue donation. 





In 2009 and 2010 the Walk was renamed in honour of Justice Terry Connolly who 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 had been a Supreme Court Judge since 2003. Terry was a husband, father, son and, following his death, a tissue donor. See Justice Terry Connolly's story here.

The Walk has continued every year building in numbers and support.  In 2011, with the blessing of Justice Connolly's family, the Walk became known as the Gift of Life DonateLife Annual Walk to acknowledge the partnership with the Australian Organ and Tissue Authority's DonateLife program.  The Walk has become a a staple on the ACT community events calendar attracting thousands of participants each year. 


Over the many years the Walk has demonstrated our commitment to encourage residents in the ACT and region to Discover the facts about organ donation, Decide what they want to do, Discuss it with their family and then Register to become an organ donor.

Highlights from the 2020 Walk


Highlights from the 2019 Walk


Highlights from the 2018 Walk


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Gift of Life Incorporated is a not-for-profit association based in Canberra which aims to promote greater community awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation in the ACT and surrounding region as well as nationally in order to save many more Australian lives.

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