Promoting organ donation and inspiring dreams!
The Annual Walk to End the Wait kicks off for a third year in a row on July 28 with altruistic kidney donor Gordon Rutty taking to the streets, hills and parks of the Gold Coast for two weeks.
Gordon is passionate about promoting organ donation and earlier this year rode his motor cycle with three others from the Gold Coast to Perth to deliver the Gift of Life Baton to the World Transplant Games.
The walk comes at an important time for Australia with organ donation rates stalling for a third year in a row. That’s why we are so pleased Gordon is promoting the importance of registering as a donor and discussing it with your family.
Funds raised through the Walk will be dedicated to a new initiative of Transplant Australia – the Matty Hempstalk ‘Live the Dream’ Scholarship. The scholarship will provide annual support for a young transplant recipient to pursue their dream of participating in a sporting championship of their choice.
Matty was Transplant Australia’s Sports Administrator but died suddenly in December 2022. He was passionate about creating opportunities and pathways for recipients to fulfill their dreams.
Transplant Australia hopes to build enough funds to allow this scholarship to be awarded annually.