Thank you for your interest in our fifth 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 in a hybrid format on Saturday, June 5. The virtual event will begin at 9 a.m. on social media with the in-person event scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
Q: What is a hybrid event?
A: The hybrid walk allows you to choose how you participate. Those who cannot make it to Kansas City or who are more comfortable creating their own small celebration are encouraged to share their story, pictures and compete for spirit awards throughout the week and day of the walk. In-person participants are invited to join us in a socially distanced and safe environment based on local guidelines at the time of the walk.
Q: Do I need to register?
Yes, please click here to register — regardless of whether you plan to walk on your own or with us at the National WWI Museum and Memorial. You will be asked to indicate if you plan to participate in person or virtually to help us properly plan for a safe event. If you are unsure how you plan to participate, please select both virtually and in-person registration. By registering, you will ensure that you receive resources and announcements as they become available.
Q: Is this a free event?
A: Midwest Transplant Network is honored to present the Legacy Walk at no cost to virtual or in-person 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: Where can I find MTN on social media?
Q: I have a question that is not on the Q&A. Whom should I contact?
A: Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Will MTN provide T-shirts this year?
A. MTN will provide one free T-shirt per registered walker to those who ordered on or before May 10. Please note: The deadline to order T-shirts has passed. Find our T-shirt artwork to create your own swag on our Legacy Walk toolkit here.
Q: What if there is an error with my T-shirt order that I placed on or before May 10?
A: Midwest Transplant Network will not be responsible for errors made during the T-shirt ordering or customization process.
Q: As a virtual participant, what kind of programming can I expect on June 5?
A: Beginning at 9 a.m., we will share stories, videos, donation facts, photos and more from our Ambassadors, partners, community advocates and staff members through our social media platforms.
Q: As an in-person participant, what kind of programming can I expect on June 5?
A: The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the National WWI Museum and Memorial. We will celebrate the gift of life throughout the program and feature Funk Syndicate, a local Kansas City band. Participants will enjoy the opportunity to walk a Tribute Trail throughout the evening, with the program ending at 9 p.m.
Q: If I participate in the in-person event, will there be COVID-19 restrictions?
A: We are monitoring the impact of the pandemic in our community and working with local health officials to create a safe environment for our participants. As we get closer to the walk, we will announce what coronavirus-related guidelines will be in place during the event.
Q: Will food be available?
A: Due to COVID-19, we have opted to not serve food or drinks at the 2021 event. We do welcome you to bring your own picnic to enjoy during the program. No alcohol, please.
Q: Will there be seating?
A: No, as an element of COVID-19 precautions, MTN will not provide seating this year. 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: Where should I park?
A: There are several parking options near the National WWI Memorial and Museum. 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 5. 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.