Thank you to all Lifesavers who gathered to do your part on November 14, 2019!
If you were not able to attend, you can still be a Lifesaver with an online contribution, here to support programs that inform and inspire more people to say "yes" to organ, eye, and tissue donation. For information on mailing a check, contributing stock, IRA rollovers and other ways to give, click here.
Thanks to Clarke Donelson Photo for the fantastic photo album, here. Please tag yourself and share!
The 2019 Donate Life Northwest Lifesavers Breakfast, presented by Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank, featered popular keynote speaker, Jason Schechterle, hosted by Community Tissue Services. Emmy Award winner, Sally Showman, returned as MC, just five weeks after the birth of her first child; donor mom, Karen Goulding shared her baby daughter Alexi's legacy of giving life and sight, and teen volunteer, Jesse Fontenot, honored his liver and small bowel donor and all donor families, while reminding us that many of his young friends did not survive their wait for transplant because too many have still not said "yes" to donation.
Keynote, Jason Schechterle, was a rookie police officer when his patrol car was struck and exploded in fire. Though first responders were on the scene and he was rushed to a nearby burn center, all thought his injuries would be fatal. Now a retired homicide detective, motivational speaker, and subject of a popular book, Jason shares with grace, humor and abundant gratitude his amazing story of surviving, thriving, and serving - thanks to his donors and their powerful gifts of life, sight, and health. Follow Jason on Twitter and Instagram @schechterle_jas and learn more about him at www.burningshield.com
Next year's Lifesavers Breakfast will be November 11, 2020. Mark you calendar early, so you don't miss the area's largest annual gathering of the Donate Life community, this is an inclusive, informative, and inspiring celebration of organ, eye, and tissue donation. Come mingle with some 550 Donate Life community members: donor families carrying on loved ones' legacies; living donors sharing the joy of giving; transplant recipients living their gratitude; transplant candidates waiting with hope; caring transplant and donation professionals; and friends, family and supporters.
You can view the 2018 photobooth gallery here, on facebook, 2017 photobooth gallery here, and 2016, here.
Thank You Sponsors!
Add your organization to the list! Contact Alexis at 503.494.2289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Platinum Keynote Host
Stevens Integrated Solutions
Providence Health & Services
Bethany Vineyard & Winery
First Cup Coffeehouse
Kaiser Permanente Lake Road Nephrology
Kids at Heart Toys
The Oliphant Hoover Community Charity
Videos Premiered at previous Lifesavers Breakfasts:
Dieter-Robinson family KOIN6 interview with Sally Showman:
Tom and Susan shared an amazing update: just one week after the 2016 Breakfast, a 10-year-old girl received a lifesaving pulmonary valve, one of Abby's many gifts of health, sight and life.