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3rd Annual Second Chance Luncheon

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Boulder Ridge Country Club

350 Boulder Drive

Lake in the Hills, Illinois 60156

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This event is to raise awareness of the importance of organ, eye, tissue, bone marrow and blood donations with the goal of increasing the number of registered donors in the state of Illinois. Second Chance also speaks to the gift of life and how grateful transplant recipients are for living donors and hero donor families.

This year we will have two honorary speakers:

  • Dr. Maria Sienionow, professor of orthopaedics and director of microsurgery research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Siemionow, a Polish transplant surgeon and scientist, led a team of eight surgeons through the world’s first near-total face transplant in 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic. What an incredible moment in history, and you won't want to miss her first-person account.

  • Laurie Dickinson Lee will speak about her experience at Northwestern Medicine as a living kidney donor for a complete stranger. As a result of her altruistic gift, the NM transplant team coordinated a three recipient paired chain with other transplant centers across the country, saving four lives. Another inspiring first-person story.

Auction items and raffles will help raise funds for recipients and donors to come together at the Donate Life Transplant Games to celebrate, compete and commemorate. Team Illinois (dba Transplant Life Illinois) is recruiting transplant athletes for the 2018 Games in Salt Lake City, August 2-7. Won't you help us Soar to Salt Lake City? Purchase your ticket below.

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