Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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The Saratoga Hilton 
534 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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Shaina Kaye 
Center for Donation & Transplant 

Cost of Attendance:

Before 5/9/2018: $35

After 5/9/2018: $50

Methods of payment include credit card or check only. If paying by check, please put "2018 Symposium and Celebration" in the memo section and deliver in-person OR mail to:

Center for Donation and Transplant

218 Great Oaks Blvd.

Albany, NY 12203



Donate Life Symposium and Celebration 2018 

You're invited to the 2018 Donate Life Symposium and Celebration, a day long opportunity to provide our hospital partners with tools and resources to help maximize the gifts of organ, eye and tissue donation and celebrate all the Donate Life Champions that help make the gift of life possible! Valet parking is included in the price of this year's ticket! 


Event Outline:


12:30 PM - 1 PM: Registration

1 PM: 2017: A Record Year; Welcome and Year in Review

1:30 PM: Connect to Purpose: A son's gift, featuring donor father Jim Grout

2 pm: Creating Donation Champions; An exclusive panel featuring healthcare practitioners from across CDT's service area

3 pm: Networking/Snack break

3:20 pm: Grief, Support and Compassion: Adding tools to best care for donor families, featuring Eileen Clinton, MS, professor at Maria College

4 pm: Making More Life Possible: The latest in DCD Challenges and Opportunities

*CEUs to be awarded pending approval


**Suggested Dress: This is a celebration! Feel free to dress up a little and join in on the fun.**

4:45 - 5:45: Cocktail hour featuring live music, a photobooth and a prizewheel!

5:45 - 6:30: Dinner

6:30: Donate Life Celebration Awards Ceremony, featuring this year's keynote speaker Derek Fitzgerald. Derek is a heart transplant recipient, cancer survivor and 5x Ironman finisher! A true inspiration and advocate for the gift of life, Derek's keynote address that you do not want to miss! Learn more about Derek here: https://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/after-cheating-death-twice-ironman-powers-through-races-with-another-persons-heart


Please note: Registration will close automatically on 5/13/2018. 

Sponsorship Opportunities are available!

As a sponsor of the Center for Donation and Transplant, your organization not only supports our efforts to make more life possible through donation and increase awareness about the lifesaving impact donation can have on so many, it will offer you the opportunity to engage with hundreds of individuals and give back in a meaningful, unforgettable way. 

The generosity of one donor starts a ripple that changes lives and provides hope and healing for many.  You can start that ripple by making a financial contribution to support key Center for Donation and Transplant programs. 

Funds raised through the sponsorships listed below will go towards supporting various community education events, provide funding for CDT’s family aftercare program to support donor families, as well as provide education to nursing staff and physicians at our partner hospitals.  

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2018:

Donate Life Partner - $1000

  • Company listed on CDT website
  • Company listed on all promotional event materials
  • 2 tickets to the Donate Life Symposium and ability to hand out materials to attendees
  • Hole sponsor at CDT golf tournament
Donate Life Champion - $2500
  • Company logo on CDT website
  • Company logo on all promotional event materials
  • Highlighted on CDT social media 4 times/ year
  • 2 tickets to Donate Life Symposium and table to share promotional items/materials with attendees
  • Company logo on CDT event banner
  • Cart sponsor and 1 foursome to CDT golf tournament
  • Table to share promotional items/materials at 5K

Donate Life Star- $5000 

  • Company logo on CDT website
  • Company logo on all promotional event materials
  • Highlight on CDT social media 6 times/year
  • 4 tickets to Donate Life Symposium with the ability to speak at the event
  • Breakfast sponsor, 2 foursomes to CDT golf tournament, company promo item put in Golf Tournament goodie bags
  • Company logo on CDT event banner
  • Table to share promo items/materials at 5K

TO commit as a sponsor or to learn more about specific sponsorship levels please contact SKAYE@CDTNY.ORG.