Ann Blackford

By

College: Medicine

UK vs. U of L Annual Gift of Life Challenge

Published: Jan 13, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2009) − The fierce rivalry on the hardwood between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville isn't just for hoops. The ninth annual 'Gift of Life Challenge' between the Cats and the Cards is off and running as each school competes for the most number of newly registered Kentucky residents on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry. The winning school will receive a trophy at the men's basketball game on Jan. 2nd at Rupp Arena.

 

This life saving competition will hopefully affect more than 740 Kentucky residents on the waiting list for an organ or tissue transplant. Currently, there are over 104,000 people on the national waiting list and every day approximately 18 people die while waiting because an organ did not become available in time to save their life.

 

The 'Gift of Life' Challenge was originally created nine years ago by UK student ,Amelia Brown, who at the time was on the waiting list for a liver transplant. In 2004, Brown received the gift of life because someone said yes to organ donation.

 

This year's challenge is motivated by UK Junior Murphy Coy, a 2009 heart transplant recipient who, like Brown, truly knows how important registering to be an organ donor can be to another person's life.

 

"This is a great opportunity for the Commonwealth to leverage the competitiveness we have for our sports teams to benefit so many of our fellow Kentuckians,” said UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. “I am proud of how this project, which was a dream of former student Amelia Brown, is making a difference in communities across the Commonwealth."

 

Informational booths will be set up outside the Student Center where all UK employees, students, alumni and friends can stop by from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Wed., Dec. 2nd and Wed., Dec. 9th.

 

For those who prefer to register online, go to www.donatelifeky.org to complete the form. Then, click on the drop-down box and credit UK by selecting challenge - UK FAN as your vote to win the challenge.

DonateLifeLogo.jpg
October
 
 
 
1
Internship Info Session
LNFS Presents: Dallas Buyers Club
College of Law Welcomes Trevor Potter
Wed
2
Dancing at Lughnasa
LNFS Presents: Notes on Marie Menken
LNFS Presents: Edge of Tomorrow
UK Jazz Ensemble/ UK Lab Band
Earth & Environmental Science Student Open House
"Nerd Night" Exhibit and Concert
"Anne Braden: Southern Patriot" Film Screening and Discussion
Thu
3
Dancing at Lughnasa
LNFS Presents: My Neighbor Totoro
LNFS Presents: (500) Days of Summer
Men's Soccer vs. Old Dominion
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Alabama
Fri
4
Dancing at Lughnasa
Kentucky Football vs. South Carolina
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Rock Climbing @ Red River Gorge
Cross Cultural Workshop 2014
Sat
5
Dancing at Lughnasa
Cross Cultural Workshop 2014
UK Children's Hospital/Birthing Center Annual Perinatal Loss "Walk To Remember"
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Texas A&M
Sun
6
Dancing at Lughnasa
Murals of Baltimore
Resumes and Cover Letters
Women of the World: Judy Smith
Mon
7
Dancing at Lughnasa
Murals of Baltimore
Networking and Job Search
UK Choristers
Rock Star Professionalism Series
Stillness in Motion: The Essence of Symmetry - presented by Dr. Carl Lee, Mathematics
Tue
8
Dancing at Lughnasa
Murals of Baltimore
LNFS Presents: Night of the Living Dead
UK Law Day
Wed
9
Dancing at Lughnasa
Murals of Baltimore
LNFS Presents: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Mark Berry, Guest Percussion Recital
LNFS Presents: Torch Song Trilogy
Thu
10
Dancing at Lughnasa
LNFS Presents: Shut Up and Play the Hits
LNFS Presents: Watchmen
KLJ Data Privacy Symposium
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. South Carolina
Family Weekend: Derek Hughes
Fri
11
Dancing at Lughnasa
Kentucky Football vs. ULM
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
UK International Tent/ Tailgate Party
CT Surgery Symposium: Advances in the Surgical Management of Cardiothoracic Diseases:
Sat
12
Dancing at Lughnasa
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Auburn
Men's Soccer vs. Marshall
Sun
13
 
Mon
14
Job Club - Social Media and Your Career
Massage on the Go
Tue
15
LNFS Presents: The Last Samurai
UK Symphony Band Concert
#TrendingTopics: Pornography vs. Morality
Wed
16
Career Assessment Workshop
LNFS Presents: The Tree of Life
LNFS Presents: Guardians of the Galaxy
UK Wind Symphony
Thu
17
LNFS Presents: Princess Mononoke
LNFS Presents: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Ole Miss
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Fri
18
Paint the Town Blue
Free Kaplan Entrance Practice Exams
4th Annual Big Blue Soccer Tournament
Men's Soccer vs. New Mexico
Sat
19
Paint the Town Blue
UK Men's Chorus and acoUstiKats
Jazz Spectacular
Kentucky Volleyball vs. LSU
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Florida
Sun
20
Paint the Town Blue
Midterm of 2014 Fall Semester
Grad School 101
Royalty Showcase
Mon
21
Graduate and Professional School Prep Week: Preparing for Law School
Graduate and Professional School Prep Week: Grad School Panel: Surviving Your 1st Year
Graduate and Professional School Showcase
Graduate and Professional School Prep Week
Graduate and Professional School Prep Week
Kitty Karnival
Tue
22
Study Tips for Medical School
LNFS Presents: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Getting Into Medical School
Wed
23
Writing a Winning Personal Statement
Career Assessment Workshop
LNFS Presents: Marimbas From Hell
LNFS Presents: The Fault in Our Stars
Homecoming Street Fair
Thu
24
LNFS Presents: Kiki's Delivery Service
LNFS Presents: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Fri
25
Kentucky Football vs. Mississippi State
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Sat
26
UK Women's Choir and Paws and Listen
Bill Cooper Faculty Recital
Sun
27
UK Trumpet Ensemble
Mon
28
Job Club - How To Get A Job at UK: Updates on IES Applicant Tracking System
Tue
29
Internship Info Session
LNFS Presents: The Shining
Pinterest Party
Leadership Assessment
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Tennessee
Wed
30
Career Assessment Workshop
LNFS Presents: Lucy
LNFS Presents: Papirosen
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Alabama
Thu
31
LNFS Presents: ParaNorman
LNFS Presents: Carrie
All Hallow's Eve Concert (UK Symphony Orchestra)
Work-Life Retirement Conference
Fri
 
Oct 01
Internship Info Session 10/01/2014

Wed, 10/01/2014

Thu, 10/02/2014 - Sun, 10/12/2014

Reset Page