Lifesavers Breakfast

Get ready for an amazing Lifesavers Breakfast, November 14, 2019! 

Captains Needed: can you help spread the word and gather a group? Contact Alexis at or 503.494.2289 for information. 

The 2019 Donate Life Northwest Lifesavers Breakfast, presented by Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank, will feature popular keynote speaker, Jason Schechterle, hosted by Community Tissue Services. Master of Ceremonies, Sally Showman, returns to welcome Jason and other speakers for an uplifting program. 

As the area's largest gathering of the Donate Life Northwest community, Lifesavers Breakfast is an informative and inspiring celebration of organ, eye and tissue donation and a vital fundraiser for year-round programs that educate and inspire. Seats are limited, and this year's keynote speaker sells out events around the country! Please sign up now to be on the list of table captains, or RSVP to your table captain, ASAP, then confirm your seats before October 30.

Keynote, Jason Schechterle, was a rookie police officer when his patrol car was struck and exploded in fire. Though first responders were quickly 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 and ultimately thriving thanks to his donors and their powerful gifts of life, sight, and health.

Make your plans today and invite your friends, coworkers, and healthcare providers to join Jason, Sally, and 500 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.

There is no fee to reserve seats, but guests are asked to do their part with a financial contribution to the lifesaving work of Donate Life Northwest at the event. If you won't be able to attend, you can still do your part, with a contribution, here

Oregon Convention Center, Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:30 – 7:00 a.m. Coffee, Mingling, Photo Booth, Portland Ballroom Lobby
7:00 – 7:30 a.m. Breakfast Served, Portland Ballroom
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Lifesavers Program, Portland Ballroom

Thanks to Clarke Donelson Photo for 2018 photobooth gallery  here, on facebook,  2017 photobooth gallery here, and 2016, here

2019 Sponsors Needed!

Add your organization to the list! Contact Alexis at 503.494.2289 or


2018 Sponsors

Presented By

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Platinum Partners


Legacy Transplant Services



Clinical Transplant Services,
 Abdominal Organ Transplant Program
& Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Premiere Partners

The Killers


Lions VisionGift


Patron Partners

DHX Advertising

Stevens Integrated Solutions


Prime Partners

Avangrid Renewables

Community Tissue Services

pacificwild Catering


Participating Partners

Aero Air

Bethany Vineyard & Winery

Kaiser Permanente Lake Road Nephrology

Kids at Heart Toys

Providence Health & Services






Videos From 2017 Lifesavers Breakfast


Videos Premiered at 2016 Lifesavers Breakfast

KOIN6 interview with the Dieter-Robinson family:

Tom and Susan shared an amazing update: just one week after the Breakfast, a 10-year-old girl received a lifesaving pulmonary valve, one of Abby's many gifts of health, sight and life.

Done Vida Noroeste Embajador, Nelson Zepeda: