In their recent newsletter, Iowa Donor Network announced "a record number of Iowans transformed lives through organ donation and transplantation." They reported that over 100 Iowans donated over 300 organs to recipients across the state. For more information, please visit www.IowaDonorNetwork.org. The Dragonfly Transplant Fund is proud to continue to support Iowa Donor Network and their mission.
As our volunteers with the Dragonfly Transplant Fund start fundraising in 2021, we are excited to announce that the new gift card program is finally underway! Ed Brown, co-founder of the Dragonfly Transplant Fund, has generously donated 550 $5 gift cards to Bread Garden Market to transplant patients and their families as they stay at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics' Transplant Center.
"Deb and I set up the Dragonfly Transplant Fund to give back to others," he explains. "She and I celebrated in small ways after her transplant. We left her room, I pushed her in her wheelchair, and we went to the hospital coffee shop." Now, Ed wants other families to be able to enjoy a cup of coffee, too.
Read more about the Dragonfly Transplant Fund's new gift card program in the UI Health Care publication of "The Loop" via the link below.
In partnership with the UIHC Transplant Center, Ed Brown, co-founder of the the Dragonfly Transplant Fund, is excited to announce the Dragonfly Transplant Fund's new gift card program starting January 1st, 2021.
"One of the small celebrations after Deb's transplant and when she got out of ICU was to load her up in a wheelchair, go down to the coffee shop, and for her to order her own pastry and coffee," says Ed Brown. "I want other people to celebrate getting 'back to reality' - just like Deb."
The Dragonfly Transplant Fund will be providing two (2) $5 gift cards to transplant patients and their families during their stay at the UIHC Transplant Center. These gift cards are good at any of the four Bread Garden Market Cafe locations at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The team of social workers at the UIHC Transplant Center will distribute the gift cards. A transplant is a big life changing thing - and the little things like a cup of coffee or a donut mean a lot.
Thank you to Bread Garden Market Cafe, UIHC, and our co-founder, Ed Brown, for making this gift card program possible for transplant patients and their families.
On behalf of The Dragonfly Transplant Fund golf outing committee, we would like to thank our sponsors, donors, and golfers for making our 3rd Annual Golf Outing a HUGE success!!
We would like to extend a very special thank you to our volunteers, Mike and the team at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Iowa Donor Network, the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, the University of Iowa Transplant Center, and the Iowa DNR. Thank you for supporting our mission every day and helping us work toward our vision for the Dragonfly Transplant Fund. Also, thank you to Deb for watching over us and ensuring we had beautiful weather for our golf outing.
We look forward to seeing you at our 4th Annual Golf Outing at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course in Riverside, Iowa on Friday, August 20th, 2021! Stay tuned for registration information in the coming months.
NEW START TIME!! 11AM shotgun on Tuesday, October 13th at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course at Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa. We can't wait to see you there!!
Please contact our volunteers with any questions.
The Celebration of Life Open House in Memory of Deb Brown was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at Cedar Memorial. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this open house has been postponed indefinitely.
We will announce the rescheduled date and time as soon as possible. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Due to the rainy weather forecast, the 3rd Annual Dragonfly Transplant Fund Golf Outing & Fundraiser has been RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, October 13th, 2020. Our committee of volunteers plans to honor the same schedule of events as originally planned
Any registration fees that have been paid will have three options:
Your contact on the Dragonfly Transplant Fund golf outing committee should be in contact with you today. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the committee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (319) 318-2376.
Thank you for your continued support of the Dragonfly Transplant Fund, and we hope to see you on Tuesday, October 13th at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course!
We are officially one week away from the 3rd Annual Dragonfly Transplant Fund Golf Outing at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course in Riverside, Iowa! We are so excited to host this event for the 3rd year. Without our AMAZING team of volunteers and our sponsors, this annual fundraiser would not be possible. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting the Dragonfly Transplant Fund.
Added sponsor: US Adventure RV
As a reminder...
We ask that you respect social distancing at the golf outing. We will offer sanitizing stations on the golf course as well as welcome bags that include proper PPE, including masks and hand sanitizer. It is up to us to take action in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
2020 VIRTUAL GREEN 5K
"Please join us for Iowa Donor Network’s first-ever Virtual Green 5K on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Not even COVID-19 can stop us from honoring the lives of organ and tissue donors, celebrating the lives of recipients, and recognizing those who continue to wait for a life-saving transplant! The Virtual Green 5K will take place of our largest annual fundraising and awareness 5Ks, the Green 5K and Donor Dash, in 2020. We hope you’ll join us and invite your friends and family from around the globe to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation.
There will be a live and interactive Virtual Opening Ceremonies featured live on Iowa Donor Network’s Facebook page. Stay tuned for more information on this special program. After the Virtual Opening Ceremonies end, we invite you to hit the streets for a 5K walk or run in your neighborhood.
The Green 5K and Donor Dash are Iowa Donor Network’s largest fundraising event to support our mission and life-saving programs. We encourage all participants to create individual or team fundraising pages to honor your loved ones and to support our mission and donor families."
Volunteers with the Dragonfly Transplant Fund established by Ed and Deb Brown are dedicated to supporting the UIHC Organ Transplant Center through giving. We share their stories, fundraising efforts, and memories here with followers, friends, and family who support the Dragonfly Transplant Fund.