The Gift of Life MOTTEP LIFE Walk/Run is the largest event promoting organ and tissue donation in the state of Michigan. LIFE Walk/Run is attended by more than 2,000 individuals, including members of the medical profession, major corporations, media personalities, politicians, donor family members, and transplant recipients.
LIFE Walk/Run not only promotes organ and tissue donation, but it brings people together. Over the years, several life-changing events have happened at LIFE Walk/Run – donor families and recipients have met for the first time, participants have gotten married and participants have also traveled internationally to attend.
LIFE Walk/Run is an event for the whole family which also promotes health and fitness through the Kid’s Fun Run, free health screenings and the healthy eating at LIFE Walk/Run Cafe. In addition, there are several other activities which guarantee a good time for all participants.
SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2020
8:45 am Music- DJ Tokka /Registration and LIFE Walk Café (breakfast)
9:00 am Emcee Welcome intro – Remonia / Karen Austin
9:05 am Native Indian Land Acknowledgement
9:08 am Invocation – -
9:10 am WALK/ Run OPENING CEREMONY – Karen Austin
Patricia White – Chair, Detroit MOTTEP Foundation
Dorrie Dils– CEO GOLM
Run Marshal – 10 K Dr. Terra DeFoe Griffin
Run Marshal ‘s 5K – Rico Razo/ Denise Fair
Honorary Chairs- Eric Sabree/ Judge Sabree/ Keith Jennings
Recognitions- Recipients, Waiting Recipients, Donor Families
Butterfly Release – Honorary Chair – Keith Jennings/ Donor families
9:25 am Group Warm-Up – Hazel Davenport
9:30 am Sheriff Benny Napoleon/ Chief Craig – shotgun start
10K Run – 5 K Run Starts – / 5K Walk Start
9:30 am Family Health Festival - Ongoing
10:25 am Run Recognition / Acknowledging sponsors, donors,
recipients, donor families
10:30 am Event wrap up
FULL WEEK SCHEDULE TBA
LIFE WALK CAFE
Before your walk/run, stroll through the LIFE Walk Cafe to energize up with complimentary coffee, bagels, juice and whole fruit. Then after you have walked stop through again for food, fun and great conversations.
LIFE Walk is a family event and whether the kids are participating in walking the route or just come to have fun we've got you covered. The Kids Corner will be bursting with kid-friendly entertainment. Children will enjoy arts and crafts, face painting and a bevy of games.
Come out and visit our Health Fair where we will have diabetes screening, breast cancer screening, breastfeeding and healthy baby information, get your blood pressure checked, some fitness demonstrations and healthy cooking demonstrations ALL FREE!
CIRCLE OF LIFE GARDEN
The Circle of Life Garden is a place for Donor Families to display pictures of their loved ones commemorating their gifts in the circle of life. The pictures, along with beautiful flowers, have grown to be one of the highlights of LIFE Walk/Run, putting a face to the heroes of organ donation.