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Upcoming TLI Events

Transplant Life Illinois members serve as advocates for organ, eye, and tissue donation, volunteering their time to donor awareness events, fundraisers to benefit Team Illinois, and social activities to build camaraderie. Here's a look at what's coming up:

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Don't forget to sign up for this Saturday's High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) dance-style fitness class taught by Dominick at Fitness Formula Club in the South Loop. TLI volunteers will be at the Club to raise awareness of the need for more organ and tissue donors. All proceeds benefit Team Illinois at the 2024 Transplant Games.

Saturday, April 15 (noon to 12:50 pm)
($20 minimum donation required for the class)
Fitness Formula Club's South Loop location

Please scan the QR code to register and/or donate.

Upcoming Donor Partner Events

Transplant Life Illinois supports its donor partner organizations by promoting their organ and tissue awareness events and encouraging team members to attend or participate as volunteers. For more information on these events, please reach out to that organization's contact.

Gift of Hope
Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network is encouraging everyone to participate in NDLM by putting a purple bulb(s) in their front porch or lamp post and for municipalities and businesses to “light it up purple” with outside or display lightning on buildings, in fountains, even on bridges.
The Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier and Willis Tower basked in purple earlier this month. Keep an eye out for the color purple in your community as advocates go to work to “light it up purple.” If you see something, take a picture and post it on your Facebook page or other social media using the hashtag #SayYestoDonation.
Join the Gift of Hope Ambassadors program and receive training on how to speak about organ and tissue donation and tell your story. Contact Julie Gilmartin at
Gift of Hope is looking for Spanish speaking transplant recipients, living donors, and donor family members to be a part of its Let’s Talk Hope podcasts. If interested, contact Luis Ortega at
Home Runs for Hope (donation awareness game)
UIC Flames host the Bradley University Braves
Sunday, April 30 at 1:00 pm
Les Miller Field at Curtis Granderson Stadium
901 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago
Register to receive up to four free tickets to the game while supplies last. Register for tickets at by April 21.

If you have questions, email

Donor Family Open Grief Support Group (via zoom)
First Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm CST

Gift of Hope Community Foundation Golf Outing
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Seven Bridges Golf Club, Woodridge, IL
Contact: Audrena Spence at foundation@giftofhope

American Liver Foundation
Life Walk Chicago
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Lincoln Park-Grove 16
200 W. Montrose Harbor, Chicago, IL



Virtual Golf Tournament and Auction
Golf anywhere, anytime from May 25-June 15
For more information, visit Golf for Good! | Powered By GiveSmart

Maddog Strong Foundation
5k/10k Run & Walk
Saturday, June 24, 2023, at 7 am CDT
Lincoln-Way North High School, Frankfort, IL
Register at Home - Miles for Maddog


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