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Thank You! National Donate Life Month 2023
THANK YOU for an incredible National Donate Life Month! We could not have done it without you! Here are just a couple of the highlights that you helped us achieve in April as we honored, celebrated and recognized together for National Donate Life Month:
  • 70 total media mentions, a 40% increase from 2022.
  • Over 60 events overall across our service area
  • 30 Flag Raisings
  • 11 Proclamations (4 more than 2022!), including Lt. Governor Primavera declaring Colorado as the first Donate Life State!
  • 8 Lighting Events
  • Largest participation at the Wyoming Donor Dash with 329 participants!
April 2023 marked the 20th anniversary of National Donate Life Month and we are so grateful to each of you for all your hard work and dedication to make it so memorable.
Annual Advocate Satisfaction Survey- Results are In!
Thank you to the 31% of Advocates who completed our annual Advocate Satisfaction Survey! We will be discussing the results together in our June Advocate call on Monday, June 12th at 5:00pm. We are so excited to celebrate 100% favorability in a few key areas and are grateful for some great ways we can improve in 2023! For more information, please join us on Zoom for our June Advocate Call! The Zoom link is good for all 2023 calls, you can click here to request the link.
Advocate Spotlight: Tim Atkinson
Donor Alliance Advocates for Life are the heart and soul of our efforts to inspire and inform our community about the importance of signing up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor in Colorado and Wyoming. Each of our Advocates has their own unique and inspiring story to tell. In this month's Advocate Spotlight, meet Tim Atkinson, a Liver Recipient from Firestone, CO!
Messaging Review & Updates
May is Older Americans Month!
May is Older Americans Month! The question of whether or not someone is too old to sign up as an organ, eye and tissue donor is one we hear frequently. Too many times people will automatically rule themselves out as potential donors, due to health or age restrictions. However, each person is evaluated at the time of their death by a medical professional and deemed able to be a donor or not. There's no age limit to donation or to registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, and we want to empahasize this during Older Americans Month. People is their 50s, 60s, 70s and far beyond have been able to give the gift of life as organ, eye and tissue donors. In 2022, in Colorado and Wyoming the average age of a tissue donor was 67 years old. In fact, the oldest tissue donor in 2022 in our area was 105 years old!
Featured Upcoming Events
DDS: Rocky Mountain Vibes Fan Fest- Colorado Springs
We are so excited to be hosting a table at the Rocky Mountain Vibes Fan Fest, a baseball team in Colorado Springs. The community will have the opportunity to come and meet the team, plus they can do bating practice on the field. The event will be for season ticket holders and Kid's Club holders to pick up their tickets. There will also be s'mores! We are looking for 2 Advocates to help us staff a table. To sign up, click here.
DDS: Summer Imagination Kick Off Party- Aurora
Summer of Imagination 2023 is a one month event in Aurora Public Libraries. The kick off party will be held with special performances from Aurora Poet Laureate, Ahja Fox, Ballet Folklorico, Sangre de Mexico and Aurora's Dance Hearts troupe. This event is a family friendly event on the Great Lawn near the Aurora Municipal Building. Advocates are needed to help staff a table at the event to share the importance of organ and tissue donation. To sign up, click here.
DDS: Dawg Bowl Hockey Tournament-Littleton
Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to providing opportunities for persons with and without disabilities to gain confidence and independence through participation in hockey events. This year, the tournaments theme and survivor game is giving back through lifesaving and healing gifts of organ and tissue donation. There are a number of individuals who are participating that are donor families, organ recipients, living donors and others who have been touched by the gift of life. Advocates are needed to help staff a table at the event to educate and inspire the community to sign up on the donor registry. To sign up, click here.
DDS: Grand Junction Jackalopes Baseball-Grand Junction
Join us on Saturday, July 29th at Suplizio Field for our annual Donate Life Night with the Grand Junction Jackalopes as they take on the Rocky Mountain Vibes. We will have a table at the event passing out t-shirts and promo items. To sign up, click here.
Happy Birthday
to You!
3: Amy Johnson
4: Dean Hutto
6: Siera Juhala
8: Apeaksha Raina
9: Mary Cassells
10: Judy Walker
13: John Galvin
15: Erika White
16: Linden Jobe
27: Tiffany Davis
29: Linda Whisler
29: Stephanie Carlson-Kelly
Transplant Anniversaries
May 20, 2008
Claire Montour, Heart, Liver & Kidney Recipient

May 27, 2011
Dennis Gibson, Liver Recipient

May 18, 2012
Janet Rost, Liver Recipient

May 13, 2018
Tim Atkinson, Liver Recipient

May 14, 2020
Mark Holder, Liver Recipient
Loved Ones
In loving memory of those who are not here today, but are forever present in our hearts.

May 24, 2003
Melody Connett, Donor's Mother, Remembering Jill

May 6, 2011
Kelly Lang, Donor's Mother, Remembering Perri

May 26, 2013
Diane Eckert, Donor's Sister, Remembering Cody

May 18, 2015
Julie Spear, Donor's Mother, Remembering Evan

May 27, 2016
Kelly Bibler, Donor's Mother, Remembering Leo

May 11, 2020
Mary Parker, Donor's Wife, Remembering Eric

If we have missed your loved ones date, please reach out to let us know.
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Denver, CO 80230
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