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CHAIN OF LIFE CHALLENGE 2018

October 13 and 14 !

CHAIN OF LIFE and CHAIN OF LIFE CHALLENGE

This year, CHAIN OF LIFE and educating youth about organ donation continues to reach new heights!

In May, the CHAIN OF LIFE flag was raised on both the northern and southern sides of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world! In August, it was planted at the top of Mt. Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe. On level ground, CHAIN OF LIFE also continues to spread its wings.

also continues to spread its wings. Teacher training, a grant from TELUS for training and developing educational tools, projects to revamp the website, to update the existing material and to create new material, a pilot project in Spain (the number one country in organ donation), ongoing development in Northern Ireland... We're definitely keeping busy!

The CHAIN OF LIFE CHALLENGE is back in full swing again this year in order to support these great projects and to allow CHAIN OF LIFE to continue carrying out its primary mission, which is to educate youth about the importance of organ and tissue donation (including bone marrow) and have them become ambassadors for family discussions.

Together, we can make a difference.

Join the Flag team in Montreal on October 13, 2018 , or the Flag team in one of the regions across Quebec on October 14, 2018. Come climb with us for organ donation education!

To Sign up

You can't make it? No problem! You can make a donation to support CHAIN OF LIFE by supporting the team of your choice.

To Donate

Help us make this year's CHALLENGE a huge success!

We're counting on you!

Thanks!

TOGETHER, LET'S CLIMB FOR LIFE!
Isabelle Maréchal et  son conjoint Thierry Houillon, porte-parole du Défi Chaîne de vie

A COUPLE COMMITTED TO ORGAN DONATION

It is an honour to welcome Isabelle Maréchal and Thierry Houillon, as our official hosts of the CHAIN OF LIFE Challenge again this year. Well-known radio personality on FM 98.5 and its COGECO sister stations across Quebec, as well as a columnist for the Journal de Québec, Isabelle Maréchal and her spouse, Thierry Houillon fully understand the importance of organ donation. Houillon was saved by a liver transplant.

Join a Team

Join a Team



THE FLAG TEAMS

*The Flag Teams are composed of doctors, nurses, transplant recipients and their families, donor families, teachers, students, elite climbers and well-known public figures, thus creating a movement bringing together all those who are connected in some way to organ donation, as well as everyone who wishes to support CHAIN OF LIFE.




The CHAIN OF LIFE CHALLENGE

 

A HUMAN CHAIN CLIMBING FOR LIFE!


Together, let's climb for life !

ORGAN DONATION IN SCHOOLS IN QUEBEC

To date, more than 100,000 YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY CHAIN OF LIFE.

Although the majority of Quebeckers say they are in favour of organ donation, it is estimated that about 30% of potential organ donations do not happen, often because the family isn't aware of their loved one's wishes. Signing one's medical card or the RAMQ's register of consent is a first step, but it does not suffice. In Quebec, we have chosen to respect the family's decision. Therefore, the family always has the final word, which is why discussing this subject with your loved ones is so very important.

It is to inform families about this issue that CHAIN OF LIFE was founded. CHAIN OF LIFE brings together the fields of health and education in order to enable young people aged 15–16 to make an informed personal decision regarding organ and tissue donation via their English course. They then become ambassadors for promoting family discussions on the subject. The project also helps them appreciate the priceless value of a healthy body and celebrate the greatest gift of all - Life!

For more information about the CHAIN OF LIFE project in schools, please click here.

YOUNG PEOPLE MADE AWARE = A WELL-INFORMED POPULATION = MORE LIVES SAVED

1% sont décédés dans des conditions médicales susceptibles d’envisager le don de leurs organes
182 donneurs ont permis à 510 personnes de recouvrer la santé
786 personnes sont toujours en attentes d'une greffes

*Estimation/**Statistics from 2017

Again

This year!

Each participant will receive a headband to identify him or her with the group they belong to in the GREAT CHAIN OF LIFE PROJECT:

  • Transplant recipients and their families and friends: yellow,
  • Donor families, living donors and their friends and families: purple
  • People from the field of education: blue,
  • People from the field of health: green,
  • Supporters from the general public: red.

Registration fees are $25 online and $30 for onsite registration.
It is also possible to make an additional donation to support the cause.


Sign up for the challenge

Select the mountain of your choice

Please click on the region of your choice for details about the climb, registration and participants.
(Currently in French only)

Together, Let’s move mountains and celebrate life!
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Other date and/or place

It is possible to sign up to take on the CHALLENGE at a different date and place of your own choosing. We invite groups who plan to do the 2018 CHALLENGE on their own at a different date or place to contact us in order to borrow the CHAIN OF LIFE flag.

Thank you for your initiative!

All the details

(Currently in French only)

A mountain and a transplant

A GOOD COMPARISON

Waiting for a transplant is a little like climbing a mountain. Both require preparation, stamina, determination, perseverance and, above all, good support. The climber needs solid ropes and the person waiting for an organ, a support network he can count on. Both are incredible challenges.

To donate

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The CHAIN OF LIFE CHALLENGE was first launched in 2015 by CHAIN OF LIFE, a charity organization whose principal mission is to support a school-based project with invaluable social impact designed to educate young people 15–16 years old about organ and tissue donation in all schools across Quebec.

The CHALLENGE supports CHAIN OF LIFE and by the same token, it offers a message of hope to all those waiting for a transplant in Quebec. Funds collected serve to train teachers, provide schools with the pedagogical material and develop additional tools to facilitate family discussions about organ and tissue donation, among others.

As well, both the project and the CHALLENGE help us realize the importance keeping our organs healthy.

The CHAIN OF LIFE CHALLENGE would like to invite everyone to support CHAIN OF LIFE by supporting the Flag Team of your choice at one of the 14 sites participating in the CHALLENGE on October 13 and 14 or by making a donation to CHAIN OF LIFE.

To donate

(Currently in French only)

Thank you for your generosity.
Together, let's move mountains… Let's climb for life!

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CHAIN OF LIFE

An organization that contributes to saving lives

CHAIN OF LIFE is a registered charitable organization whose principal mission is to support an educational and social project created to raise the awareness of students 15–16 years old about organ and tissue donation via their ESL classes. This project, which is available to all secondary schools in Quebec, also leads them to take care of their health and to celebrate life.

The goal of CHAIN OF LIFE is to raise students' awareness about organ and tissue donation and to teach them about the subject by presenting correct information and real-life situations.

Together, let's climb for life!
In educating youth about organ donation

When young people make an informed personal decision regarding organ donation and then share it with their parents, they become ambassadors for family discussion. It is by educating young people and encouraging them to talk about organ donation with their loved ones that we will be able to reach the population of Quebec as a whole.

The CHAIN OF LIFE project was developed by the CHAIN OF LIFE team in partnership with the Kamouraska−Rivière‐du‐Loup School Board and Transplant Québec. It has received support from a number of organizations and contributors including Desjardins, the Quebec government, the Fondation Léonne-Ouellette, the Quebec Division of the Canadian Kidney Foundation, the Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec et the Fédération des comités de parents du Québec. The project also received a mention in the Quebec National Assembly.

It is a unique project that brings out the best in each of us!

Contact

For more information or to become a sponsor of the CHAIN OF LIFE CHALLENGE:

1 877 352-9264

defi@chainedevie.org