2017 Legacy of Life Luncheon

Thursday, April 27

at Cleveland Marriott at Key Center

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Lifebanc’s 10th annual Legacy of Life Luncheon, held during Donate Life month, celebrates the mission to save and heal lives through organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. The luncheon features inspiring stories about lives saved and legacies lived.

The Key Note Speaker is Kacey Johnson.  Kacey is a wife, mother of four, former nurse and a tissue recipient.  Kacey also survived being shot in the shoulder during the Columbine High School shooting that happened on April 20, 1999.  Join us to hear Kacey as she not only recalls the event that forever changed her life, but how the gift of donated tissue gave her back her life.

A highlight of the luncheon is the presentation of both the Legacy of Life Award and the Community Champion for Life Award which honors an individual and business that have worked with Lifebanc to share the importance of becoming an organ, eye & tissue donor.   The 2017 Legacy of Life Award recipient is Marlene Shay, who is a donor mom.  Marlene has become a spokesperson for Lifebanc, sharing her son, Adam's story with the media, at events and even in the new Lifebanc overview video.  Marlene is proud that Adam is a hero and has had the opportunity to meet the recipient of one of his kidneys.  


The 2017 Community Champion award is being presented to long-time media partner, WOIO Cleveland 19 News & Cleveland 43 for their on-going support of organ, eye & tissue donationand sharing the Lifebanc mission with their viewers.  Both distinguished award recipients will be celebrated on April 27th at the luncheon. 

The Legacy of Life Luncheon educates, engages and inspires guests to save and heal lives in our community.  The Legacy of Life Luncheon event has been host to community leaders, medical professionals, donor families and transplant recipients.  It honors the gift of life in our community and raises dollars to support the education and outreach efforts of Lifebanc.  


Any questions can be emailed to Events@lifebanc.org or by calling 888.558.LIFE (5433)