Please contact our volunteers with any questions.
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 email@example.com 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."
"I continue to be moved and inspired by the generosity that Ed and Deb have shown and inspired in others. During her lifetime, Deb was the symbol of what it meant to be resilient and to conquer the challenges life and health threw at her -in particular related to her organ transplant - as they were many. She felt strongly about helping others in her same situation be more resilient and the Dragonfly fund is what was born from that belief. Deb felt so strongly that this cause continue beyond her own days and made it part of her own legacy through her estate.
Now, in her honor, Ed and all who give to the Dragonfly fund continue to champion the resiliency of transplant patients and families by supporting the work of our Health Care Heroes at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics through the Dragonfly Fund for Transplant Support."
Assistant Vice President, Health Sciences Development
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement
How to Make a Donation in Honor of Deb Brown
To make a donation to the Dragonfly Transplant Fund through the University of Iowa Center for Advancement in honor of Deb Brown, please click the link below.
Last week, we received a donation with a very special letter included. Thank you to Logan for thinking of us with the Dragonfly Transplant Fund. Your donation means so much to us and the lives of those we hope to improve over the years ahead.
"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others." - Audrey Hepburn
According to a report in The Gazette, "a total of 92 Iowans had authorized donating 290 organs for transplant this past year, according to the Iowa Donor Network, the state's organ procurement organization, ... The Iowa Donor Network also reported a total of 929 tissue donors in 2019."
The Dragonfly Transplant Fund is proud to support Iowa Donor Network's mission to work together to transform lives through organ and tissue donation. We hope that all are inspired to donate life.
For more information on Iowa Donor Network, please visit their website at www.iowadonornetwork.org and read the full 2019 annual report below.
If you would like to register for the upcoming golf outing (and haven't already), please visit the link below to complete your registration form.
Special Messages from the Dragonfly Transplant Fund
"Deb and Ed started the Dragonfly Transplant Fund (DTF) to honor the gift they had been given and to offer back to those in the greater transplant community where they saw a glaring need – a vision of a place for caregivers to find a nurturing environment while their love ones were recovering from transplantation. Deb enjoyed several years of good health and spirit following her transplant and she and Ed were able to live life to its fullest following her recovery. Deb is no longer with us, and while we share deeply with Ed and his family in their loss, we also share in their commitment to Deb’s unwavering legacy and see the DTF through to its completed mission. Together, they were a force of nature. The UI Organ Transplant Center and the Center for Advancement are eager to help Ed and his close circle of support in this effort."
- Dr. Alan Reed, Director of the UI Transplant Center & Alli Ingman, Assistant Vice President - Health Services Department of the University of Iowa Center for Advancement
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.