15th annual Night of Light honors Evansville-area donor heroes

November 22, 2022

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Vanderburgh County residents whose lives have been affected by organ and tissue donation will gather to honor local organ donors at a special tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 2 in downtown Evansville.

The 15th annual Night of Light hosted by Indiana Donor Network begins at 4:30 pm CST at the corner of Locust Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., across the street from the Ford Center. Event parking is available at the Locust Street Parking Garage, located at 416 Locust St.

The ceremony celebrating the gift of life will start at 5:30 pm with remarks from several speakers, including Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and local resident Jessica Schnur, a nurse who received a lifesaving liver transplant one year ago.

Prior, families of local donor heroes are encouraged to help decorate the holiday tree by bringing an ornament to hang in honor of their loved one. Photographs with Santa and light refreshments will be available during the event, which ends at 6:30 pm CST.

Keepsake ornaments will be available for purchase throughout the evening, with proceeds benefitting the Indiana Donor Network Foundation, which provides financial assistance to organ transplant recipients and the families of donor heroes.

Despite age or medical history, anyone can sign up to be a donor at DonateLifeIndiana.org. Learn more about Indiana Donor Network.

Indiana Donor Network’s mission is to save and enhance the quality of life through organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation. Its vision is to be a leader in organ and tissue recovery. Founded in 1987, the organization coordinates donation in 85 of the state’s 92 counties and serves transplant hospitals throughout the U.S.



About Indiana Donor Network

The decision to become an organ, tissue and eye donor is a decision to give the gift of life. Indiana Donor Network serves as the vital link between donors and patients waiting for lifesaving organ transplants, healing tissue and corneas to restore sight. The organization is a federally designated organ recovery organization and accredited tissue bank serving 85 of Indiana’s 92 counties. Its team of more than 275 dedicated professionals is committed to saving and healing lives through donation and transplantation, championing the cause through education and outreach and supporting donor families in their time of need. For more or to sign up as a donor, visit Indiana Donor Network online.

Indiana Donor Network® and the Indiana Donor Network Foundation® are federally registered trademarks.


About Donate Life Indiana

Since 1998, Donate Life Indiana has been the state-authorized nonprofit organization responsible for managing the Indiana donor registry. Its mission is to save lives by creating opportunities for all Indiana citizens to sign up on the organization’s official state registry while striving to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation through public education. For more, visit Donate Life Indiana online.

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