Gift of Life's 2020 DonateLife Walk date announced!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Wednesday, 26 February

Location: Rond Terrrace, Lake Burley Griffin, Southern end of ANZAC Parade, on northern foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin Parkes ACT 

Date: Wednesday 26 February 2020
Time: 6:45am for 7.00am sharp start

Gift of Life's DonateLife Walk is back for its 14th year!

Join us at Canberra's Gift of Life DonateLife Walk, which will be held on Wednesday 26 February starting and finishing at Rond Terrace, Lake Burley Griffin.

It's free to participate and the whole family is welcome, including pets!

Get this date in your diary now! Tell all your friends and colleagues about it too. Go to our Facebook event page, like and share to show your support for organ and tissue donation - the greatest gift you can give. 

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See you there on Wednesday, 26 February 2020.

PS.  Did you know that families are much more likely to say ‘yes’ to a donation if their loved one is registered on the Australian Organ Donor Register ?

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.