Outlive Yourself : Stories & Updates

Supporting Taylor's Gift Foundation By Checking In For Charity!

Posted by Ashley VanBuskirk

27

Apr

2017

Coppell-based group fitness, Get You In Shape, hosted a charity workout at the beginning of April to kick-off Donate Life Month! Thanks to the efforts of Get You In Shape and the many individuals who attended the event, over $1,100 was raised to support the mission of Taylor's Gift Foundation!

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Celebrating Life: A Note From Emily Allbright, Executive Director

Posted by Emily Allbright, Executive Director

20

Apr

2017

April showers bring May flowers but the month of April also brings new life.  New life from those who have said yes to the gift of organ donation and who we celebrate during National Donate Life month.  

It is a month meant for sharing stories of life and hope. Working with Taylor’s Gift Foundation is a daily reminder of how precious life is and the hope found in even the simplest of things. As Executive Director, I oversee the Legacy Gifts given through our Legacy Gift program.

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Learning to Breath: Cherishing New Life After a Lung Transplant

Posted by Guest Writer

12

Apr

2017

"Breathe, Selwa! Breathe."

I gasp for air as I tell myself again.

"Breathe!"

But my breath does not come easy. I fight the tears that begin to well up in my eyes as I pretend not to struggle in front of my children. We had just walked from the parking lot into the grocery store, a long walk when you have 23% lung function.

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Celebrate Donate Life Month

Posted by Taylor's Gift Foundation

07

Apr

2017

Did you know the month of April is Donate Life Month? During this month, the gift of life given  to so many individuals through the selfless act of organ donation is celebrated. In many cases, organ donation is the result of traumatic or sudden event that will forever change the lives of individuals and families touched by this gift.

Taylor’s Gift Foundation started the Legacy Gift program in 2012 to support families of organ donors during their time of need. The program  was established to provide financial assistance to families facing unexpected burial expenses, utilities, rent, and more due to the loss of a loved one who chose to give the ultimate gift of life.

Will you join Taylor’s Gift Foundation this month in supporting these families?

Throughout the month of April, Taylor’s Gift Foundation has several different ways that you can recognize and support these families through the Legacy Gift program.

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Topics: Get Involved Highlights

How Losing My Brother Taught Me To Outlive Myself

Posted by Guest Writer

30

Mar

2017

 

Two words that, when separate, seem innocuous; however, when they are put together, they can pack quite a punch.  As Yoda, the wise mentor from Star Wars, would probably tell the Jedi council if those words came up in a meeting, “Ponder upon these, I must.”

Too often, I feel, many of us, myself included, take many things in life for granted.  How many times do we wake up and just go about the morning routine, not even thinking about how each day, each minute, each second, is a GIFT, not a given right?

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2017 Taylor's Gift Sporting Clays Tournament Event Recap!

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

24

Mar

2017

On Thursday, March 23rd, our team hosted a wonderful Sporting Clays event thanks to our amazing sponsors and teams. With an awesome group of shooters present and a significant day of fundraising to support the mission and work of Taylor's Gift Foundation, the event was a definite success!

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Topics: Events & Promotions

Get Fit and Participate In The Ultimate Gift 5K - A Global Event!

Posted by Ashley VanBuskirk

14

Mar

2017

Join The Ultimate Gift 5K benefiting Taylor's Gift Foundation on April 1st-30th, 2017!

This is a “virtual” 5K that can be completed anytime, anywhere, and by any method (run, walk, bike, etc…) during the month of April. Your goal is to choose to commit to the 5K (3.1 miles.) This distance can be completed all at once, over a few days, or throughout the month. You can accomplish this goal any way! Running, biking, walking, etc… You can do it outside on your own, with others, at the neighborhood park, on a treadmill, submarine, cruise ship, etc…

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Life Moves Quickly - Don't Miss Out On Making An Impact

Posted by Emily Allbright, Executive Director

09

Mar

2017

The gift of time seems to be a luxury these days. We all have too much to do and too little time.

We want to make a difference in the lives of others but sometimes time itself does not allow us to stop and think about how we will give.  Have you ever thought of a meaningful way to make a difference with others but can’t find the time to see how you would make an impact?  Would you consider making a monthly gift that will further the mission of Taylor’s Gift?  

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Inspiring Change: Scholarship Recipient Shares What 'Outlive Yourself' Means To Her

Posted by Guest Writer

07

Mar

2017

This post is written by Allison Lipovsky, a Taylor's Gift Scholarship recipient. 

My parents have always taught me that if you do good for others that good things will come to you. Our family followed this tradition through donating my uncle’s organs after he passed away.  Although it was recently his birthday, it is comforting to know that he continues to live on by helping the lives of others for many years to come.

I try to live my life by this motto either at school or in my community. I always try to make a lasting impact on the lives of the people I interact with on a daily basis. This is what I believe "Outlive Yourself" means, as well as the inspiring decision to be an organ donor.

I have worked to do a lot of good within my local community and have to volunteered at several local food distribution centers. I also participated in and helped create a program called “Strike Out for Hunger”, which raises money for organizations that help feed individuals in need through asking for contributions for every strike a pitcher makes in a game. The program has raised thousands of dollars for local charities and is expanding to other local schools. After the first year, I involved pitchers throughout the area to participate and I believe they will continue to help this program grow. Through this cause, I believe this is one way that I am outliving myself.

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Topics: The Taylor's Gift Scholarship

Now Accepting Nominations for the 3rd Annual Outlive Yourself Awards!

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

02

Mar

2017

Do you know an individual or company who is continually making a positive difference in the lives of others? Now is your chance to recognize them!

Nominate someone today to be honored at the 3rd Annual Outlive Yourself Awards on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at Union Station in Dallas, TX. 

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