Annual Donor Family Tribute Draws Record Attendance

Earlier this month, nearly 700 family members whose loved ones donated life attended Gift of Hope’s annual “Day of Hope and Remembrance,” bringing together family and friends to honor the legacy of loved ones who gave the gift of hope through organ, eye and tissue donation. 

Held at Wildlife Prairie State Park in Peoria, the day included a picnic, speaker remarks from transplant recipients and a remembrance ceremony, culminating with families scattering wildflower seeds in a field in memory of their loved ones. Donor families also had the opportunity to view the Gift of Hope Donor Quilt and gather information on becoming a Donate Life Illinois Volunteer.


 Heartland Lions Eye Bank and Illinois Eye-Bank co-host this highly rated special event.

Thanks to everyone for coming out and making this special day such a great success!

– Joslyn


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