Donate Life Legacy Walk FAQs

Donate Life Legacy Walk FAQs

Thank you for your interest in our sixth 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 4. The virtual event will begin at 9 a.m. on social media with the in-person event scheduled to start at 6:30 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: Can I register a team?

Yes, we encourage people to form teams and register together. To do that, a team leader should register for the walk, selecting “Creating a team and adding participants” for the first field. After the leader registers, he/she/they will receive a link on the confirmation page and via a confirmation email to share with team members so they can register themselves. Team leaders will receive a confirmation email when someone joins their team.

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?

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 legacywalk@mwtn.org.

Q: How do I order a T-shirt?

A: The store to purchase T-shirts for the 2022 walk has closed. However, you can create your own shirts using artwork found in our toolkit.

Q: As a virtual participant, what kind of programming can I expect on June 4?

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 4?

A: The event will begin at 6:30 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 9:30 p.m.

Q: If I participate in the in-person event, 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 2022 event. These include: 451 Pizza, The Melt Truck, Tina’s Trucks, The Hungry Hatch, Rolling in the Dough KC, Cowtown Mini Donuts and The KC Ice Shack. 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 here.

Q: Will the Tribute Trail return in 2022?

A: Yes, the Tribute Trail will line the North Lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial for all to enjoy during the event.

Q: How can I submit a Tribute Trail message?

A: We will accept submissions entered in this form on a first-come-first-serve basis. We can only accept submissions through Wednesday, March 30.

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 4. 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.