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Apr 15

A Midwest Event for Everyone

Donate Life Day Celebration

Back in person in 2023! Please join LifeSource for our annual Donate Life Day Celebration as we recognize and honor ambassadors, partners and community members who have helped further our lifesaving mission. 

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Minneapolis Marriott West – Waterford Ballroom
9960 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55426

This is an in-person only event.

RSVP Required! Please RVSP by Friday, April 7th at or email Teresa Turner at 

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Keynote speaker: Tim Blotz, News Anchor, FOX 9 Twin Cities

Tim Blotz is a five-time Emmy Award winning best television news anchor and currently anchors and reports for the early primetime newscasts on FOX 9 and FOX 9+. He has a master’s degree in strategic communication from the University of Minnesota and extensive experience in analyzing public affairs issues and creating cross-channel, multi-screen content in addition to conducting research to discover brand insights and create communication strategies. As a storytelling expert, Tim will share tools and strategies to help use your story to inspire others to join the organ, eye and tissue donor registry.

Congratulations to the 2023 Honorees!

Ambassador of the Year
Joel Heckman, Heart Transplant Recipient
Heather Johnson, Mother of Pediatric Liver Recipient

Hospital Partners of the Year Award
CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital
Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Donation Partners of the Year
Trinity Medical Solutions
Ariel Olson, Social Worker, Koochiching County Public Health and Human Services

Community Partner of the Year
Joan Azure, Greyson’s Grandmother, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Media Partner of the Year
Tim Blotz, News Anchor, Fox 9 Twin Cities

Pay It Forward Award
Bruce and Neil Fink, North Risk Partners

Donor Registry Impact Award
Suzanne Jensen, License Center Administrator, Blue Earth County, MN