A Look Back At The 2019 Roar Through Ybor

The Roar Through Ybor 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run was held on Friday, April 19th at Centennial Park in historic Ybor City. This Donate Life Month event was co-hosted by LifeLink Legacy Fund® and Lions Eye Institute For Transplant & Research (LEITR), the local eye recovery organization partner for the LifeLink of Florida service

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Event Honors Young Organ Donor

  On January 18th, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with LifeLink® of Florida, held a Donate Life flagpole dedication ceremony honoring pediatric organ donor Kamden Gabrick. Kamden was three-years-old when his life was tragically cut short in September 2018. Amidst overwhelming grief from the sudden death of their young son, Kamden’s parents still

A Father’s Day Tribute, written by Kristen Miranda

Shown above: James “Jimmy” Corcoran, with family As children they are our heroes. As adults they are our best friends. It’s hard to believe that there aren’t more calendar days dedicated to celebrating dads. Prior to Father’s Day, stores are busy with shoppers frantically searching for that perfect gift, but some gifts are so priceless

Showing Gratitude: Volunteer Recognition during National Volunteer Week

There is a special week of recognition that is extremely important during Donate Life Month – and it is Volunteer Appreciation Week. Since 1974, the third week of April has been nationally recognized as National Volunteer Week and  is an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to express gratitude to volunteers who lend their time, voice and

One Bay Area doctor is changing lives for her patients and community.

(Shown above: Jacentha Buggs, MD) Jacentha Buggs, MD, as a member of the Tampa General Medical Group (TGMG) Transplant Surgical Team, recovers livers, kidneys and pancreas for transplantation and oversees TGMG’s summer research program with USF. Dr. Buggs has always been interested in medicine. “Per my mother, I was always dissecting fish and frogs as

April is National Donate Life Month!

April is National Donate Life Month and it’s time to celebrate! Throughout this month we honor the  organ and tissue donors, and celebrate the tens of thousands of lives saved through organ transplantation. In 2017, more than 34,000 individuals received the lifesaving gift of an organ transplant across the U.S. While we celebrate, we must

Mission Possible: Show Us Your Heart!

Florida’s driver license has undergone a redesign! Effective December, 2017, the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles began issuing a new, more secure Florida driver license and ID card statewide. One of the changes on the driver license includes the “organ donor” designation, which previously was displayed simply as “organ donor” underneath one’s

National Donor Sabbath Weekend 2017

As the nation took time to honor veterans and their sacrifice to America during the second weekend in November, a different type of hero was also being honored in faith communities throughout the country. National Donor Sabbath is an annual event that seeks to engage all major religions. The weekend is important because one of