Donate Life Legacy Walk FAQs

Donate Life Legacy Walk FAQs

Thank you for your interest in our seventh annual Donate Life Legacy Walk! Here are some commonly asked questions that might be helpful as you prepare to celebrate the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation with us.

Q: When and where is this event?

A: Midwest Transplant Network will host the Donate Life Legacy Walk on Saturday, June 3, with activities scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. at the National WWI Museum and Memorial.

Q: Do I need to register?

Yes. By registering, you will ensure that you receive resources and announcements as they become available. Register here!

Q: Can I register a team?

Yes, we encourage people to form teams and register together. New in 2023 is our registration partnership with Participants will create a quick profile and can choose to register as individuals, multiple registration, or to join or create a team! Once your team is created be sure to share for others to join.

Q: Is this a free event?

A: Midwest Transplant Network is honored to present the Legacy Walk at no cost to participants as a celebration of organ, eye and tissue donation in our community.

Q: How can I share my donation story with fellow Legacy Walk participants?

A: We encourage you to share your story by completing this form on our website. We will highlight these stories on our social media platforms leading up to, during and after the Legacy Walk.

Q: If I can’t attend on June 3, are there other ways I can participate?

A: We encourage people to participate before, during and after the June 3 event, as works for their schedule and location. We will share stories, videos, donation facts, photos and more from our Ambassadors, partners, community advocates and staff members through our social media platforms. Remember to set your posts to “Public,” tagging Midwest Transplant Network and using hashtag #LegacyWalkMTN.

Q: Where can I find MTN on social media?

A: Click here for our Facebook page, here for Instagram, here for Twitter, here for LinkedIn and here for YouTube.

Q: I have a question that is not on the Q&A. Whom should I contact?

A: Please email your questions to

Q: Will MTN provide T-shirts this year?

A: Yes! T-shirt order details:

  • For a limited time, MTN will cover the first $6 per shirt (with a limit of five shirts per order).
  • The purchaser is responsible for additional costs, such as back-of-shirt printing, shipping, additional shirt and upgraded shirt material.
  • If purchased, customized names on the back of shirts will be printed in white.

Q: Can I customize the back of the shirt?

A: The free shirt MTN will provide each registered walker will include the front-of-shirt design only. There will be an additional shirt fee to add the customized back-of-shirt design to share the person or people for whom you walk.

Q: How do I order my shirt?

A: Once you complete the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email that includes the link to place your order through our partners at Tiny Little Monster. Please note: The deadline to order shirts in order to receive them in time for the 2023 Legacy Walk is April 23.

Q: Is there a limit to the number of shirts I can order?

A: Registered walkers can receive a free shirt by placing their order via the link provided in their confirmation email. To help with the process, you can order up to five shirts for participating family members in one order.

Q: What if there is an error with my T-shirt order?

A: Midwest Transplant Network will not be responsible for errors made during the T-shirt ordering or customization process.


Q: What kind of programming can I expect on June 3?

A: The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the National WWI Museum and Memorial. We will celebrate the gift of life throughout the program and feature a local Kansas City band. Participants will enjoy the opportunity to walk the Tribute Trail throughout the evening, with the program ending at 8:30 p.m.

Q: Will there be COVID-19 restrictions?

A: We will follow current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and City of Kansas City, Missouri guidelines.

Q: Will food be available?

A: A variety of food trucks will be available for the 2023 event. Trucks will be self-pay. You also may bring a picnic. Don’t forget your water! No alcohol, please.

Q: Will there be seating?

A: The event will take place on the North Lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial. We encourage you to bring your own blanket and/or portable chairs.

Q: What can I expect in terms of amenities and the course?

A: Check out our course map with additional information.

Q: Will the Tribute Trail return in 2023?

A: Yes, the Tribute Trail will line the North Lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial for all to enjoy during the event. We will begin accepting submissions on March 1.

Q: How can I submit a Tribute Trail message?

A: We will accept submissions beginning March 1 on a first-come-first-serve basis. We can only accept submissions through Friday, March 31. Register to participate in the walk to receive email update when the form becomes available.

Q: Where should I park?

A: There are several parking options near the National WWI Museum and Memorial. This website provides both free and paid parking options in the area.

Q: What if there is bad weather?

A: We encourage registrants to walk or recognize the Legacy Walk at any time leading up to, during or after June 3. Please be safe, follow the CDC’s and your local health department’s guidelines regarding COVID-19 and check weather conditions in your area before walking outdoors.

Q: What do the different color beads represent?

A: Green — donor family member; purple — recipient; white — community partner/supporter of donation; blue — waiting for a transplant.

Social media posts

Help us generate buzz leading up to or on June 3 by posting to your social media channels. Share these posts directly, or use them as a starting point for your own creative post. Make sure you use #LegacyWalkMTN and tag Midwest Transplant Network: Facebook — @MidwestTransplantNetwork | Instagram — @MidwestTransplantNetwork | Twitter — @MWtransplant (Note: We will only be able to see and interact with posts that are public.)

  • I walk in honor of type donor hero’s/transplant warrior’s name here. Please join me for the Donate Life Legacy Walk hosted by Midwest Transplant Network on Saturday, June 3. #LegacyWalkMTN
  • I am a proud insert donation connection here. Please join me for Midwest Transplant Network’s Donate Life Legacy Walk on Saturday, June 3. Register today: #LegacyWalkMTN
  • Join me on June 3 as I celebrate the gift of life with Midwest Transplant Network for the Donate Life Legacy Walk. #LegacyWalkMTN
  • I am an advocate for organ, eye and tissue donation. Join me on June 3 in honoring donor heroes and transplant warriors during Midwest Transplant Network’s Donate Life Legacy Walk. #LegacyWalkMTN

To participate on each social media platform:

  • Facebook — Posts must be public for MTN to see and interact
  • Instagram — Posts must tag @MidwestTransplantNetwork for MTN to see
  • Twitter — Posts must tag @MWTransplant

T-shirt artwork

For those of you interested in making T-shirts or swag for the Legacy Walk, the files below can be used for vinyl cutting machines, printing capabilities or iron-on material. Use the artwork release if you choose to send them to a professional printer. Share your creations with us on social media, tagging Midwest Transplant Network and using #LegacyWalkMTN.

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