More than 4,000 participated in Walk


More than 4000 Canberrans attended Gift of Life’s annual DonateLife Walk this morning—the largest attendance in the event’s eight-year history.

Walkers from local schools, businesses and government departments, as well as Assistant Minister for Health, Senator Fiona Nash and ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher participated in today’s event.

This year’s message—have the chat that saves lives, ask and know your loved ones’ decision is vital to increasing organ and tissue donation rates.

Gift of Life President David O’Leary says he’s thrilled with the number of people that walked today.

“We had thousands of enthusiastic walkers ready to pound the pavement and we hope everyone will spread the message about organ and tissue donation, sign up to the Australian Organ Donor Register and, importantly, discuss their decision with their family and friends,” he says.

Organised by Gift of Life and support by the Australian Government through an Organ and Tissue Authority Community Awareness Grant, the Walk is Canberra's largest community event during national DonateLife Week, which runs until Sunday 2 March.

For more information, images or interviews please contact Bernadette Brennan at Morris Walker p: 6162 0021 m: 0423 500 563


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