We’re turning 10!
2016 is the 10th anniversary of Gift of Life’s DonateLife Walk – Canberra’s largest community event in support of the national DonateLife campaign. The walk is taking place on Wednesday 24 February and registrations are now open!
Organised by Gift of Life and sponsored by the Organ and Tissue Authority, this important event helps raise awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and involves thousands of Canberrans every year.
So please join us and show your support for organ and tissue donation by taking part in Gift of Life’s 10th anniversary DonateLife Walk 2016. By participating, you help spread the word about becoming an organ and tissue donor and encourage others to discuss and register their donation decisions.
Two simultaneous walks will be held, the standard 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.
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.
You can walk or jog at your own pace, and pets, children and friends are very welcome. There’s even a free barbecue breakfast on the grass at Regatta Point afterwards! Free t-shirts, hats and show bags will be available for participants.
Everyone from politicians, sporting and other personalities, business leaders, Australian Defence Force personnel and Government staff are supporting the walk, as well as local school and university students and community groups.
Participating in Gift of Life’s DonateLife Walk 2016 is a great way to show your support for organ and tissue donation.