Programs That Endure
A staple of organ procurement organizations nationwide, donor remembrance ceremonies not only honor those who made the decision to donate life, but introduce donor families to the possibility of advocating for the cause in the future. The theme for OneLegacy's five annual events was inspired by a vision of where donor families would want their loved ones to be: in the sun, surrounded by nature, and walking through Fields of Gold. Anchored by Sting's song of remembrance, the ceremonies feature heartfelt testimonies from transplant recipients, meaningful musical performances, a video presentation featuring photos and words of inspiration submitted by donor families, and a presentation of memorial pins and pendants. Fifteen years on, timeless authenticity and a streamlined implementation and production process have positioned the annual events to continue to inspire in perpetuity.