DonateLife Walk 2020 is Open

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Event entry is now open for Gift of Life's DonateLife Walk 2020!

Join thousands of Canberrans on Wednesday 26 February 2020 for Gift of Life's 14th annual DonateLife Walk to help raise awareness of organ and tissue donation and promote the importance of registering on the Australian Organ Donor Register. 

Let’s lace up our walking shoes once again, bring your friends, colleagues, family members and four-legged companions and walk for a great cause.

Location: Rond Terrace, Lake Burley Griffin, southern end of ANZAC Parade, Parkes 
Date:  Wednesday 26 February 2020
Time:  6.45am for a 7.00am sharp start

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You have the choice between two simultaneous routes, a 45 to 60 minute bridge-to-bridge route around Lake Burley Griffin or a shorter 15 to 20 minute walk around the pond in Commonwealth Park.
Come early to receive a free t-shirt, hat or gift bag (limited numbers ­– first in, first served), and finish the morning off with a free BBQ breakfast
served by Lions Club Canberra Belconnen.


Join us in 2020 to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation, encourage family conversations and help increase the number of Canberrans registered on the  Australian Organ Donor Register.

Gift of Life Inc promotes organ and tissue donation and awareness in the ACT, the surrounding region and nationally.  


This event is sponsored by the Australian Government’ s Organ and Tissue Authority and supported by the ACT Government.


Enter Gift of Life’s DonateLife Walk 2020 here

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Register for Organ Donation

Are you registered on the Australian Organ Donor Register?   Click here to register on line or call 1800 777 203.

Tax Deductible Gifts

Gift of Life Incorporated – a not for profit non-governmental organisation – based in the ACT engages in a range of activities each year in support of organ and tissue donation.

Gift of Life enjoys tax deductible gift status with the Australian Taxation Office for contributions received in excess of $2.00.

Those in the community wishing to contribute funds to support Gift of Life’s activities may do so either by sending a cheque addressed to Gift of Life Incorporated, PO Box 9511, Deakin, ACT 2600 or by direct transfer to Gift of Life Incorporated’s bank account with the NAB BSB 082-980 Account Number 495688467.


Terry Connolly

Justice Terry Connolly died suddenly in the early morning of 25 September 2007 on Red Hill, having cycled to the top as part of his exercise routine.  He was a Supreme Court Judge since 2003, and Master since 1996.  Terry was the Member for Molonglo in 1990-1995 and served as the ACT Attorney-General and Minister in various portfolios, including Health.  He and his family have lived in Canberra for many years and he was a popular Canberran.

More importantly, Terry was a husband, father, son and, following his death, a tissue donor.

Terry’s wife, Dr Helen Watchirs, says that she and Terry had discussed their wishes in relation to organ donation.  This meant that at the dreadful time of death, she was clear on his wishes.  Terry’s donation to the improvement of other lives has given Helen and his daughters a sense of contribution, and has helped make up for a life cut short.