April is Donate Life Month, and on Friday the 29th, the Gift of Life Transplant House will be hosting the most moving display ever seen along 2nd Street Southwest in Rochester Minnesota.

Courtesy Gift of Life Facebook Page
Courtesy Gift of Life Facebook Page

It's been a very exciting month for the Gift of Life Transplant House, including exchanging wish-lit donations for coffee at two Rochester Starbucks. But from a purely emotional point of view, what's happening on the 29th is the topper.

THIS IS A RESCHEDULED EVENT from Friday the 22nd (due to rain).

According to Mary Wilder, Executive Director at the Gift of Life Transplant House, "It's not that we need a luminary ceremony to remember and thank all the organ donors, they live in our hearts every day. Still, it's nice to be able to show them how we feel with something so powerful and beautiful as the luminaries. Everyone at the House is excited about next Friday!"

Volunteers will be setting up luminaries at dusk along 2nd Street Southwest in Rochester from the Gift of Life Transplant House to Mayo Clinic Hospital – Saint Mary's Campus to honor organ, tissue, and eye donors.

Most comfortable chairs in town n front of the house. Courtesy Gift of Life Facebook Page
Most comfortable chairs in town in front of the house. Courtesy Gift of Life Facebook Page

There will be a small ceremony before the luminary lighting. Rochester city and county buildings will be lit blue and green as well. The mayor will also be issuing a proclamation. If you've donated an organ, received an organ, or just support the important work of the organ donation community in Rochester, you are welcome to attend.

  • What - Ceremony and luminary lighting to honor organ donors and their families
  • When: Friday APRIL 29, Arrive 7:30 p.m.tonight, program starts at 7:45.
  • Where: In front of the Gift of Life Transplant House, 705 2nd St. S.W.
  • Please - It is requested that all attendees wear a face mask to help protect individuals who are immunocompromised.
  • PS - If you'd like to volunteer to help set up or tear down (they can't leave the luminaries overnight), please call 507-288-7470 or drop an email at @gift-of-life.org.
Courtesy Gift of Life Facebook Page
Courtesy Gift of Life Facebook Page

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