Programs That Endure

Remembrance Ceremonies

A staple of organ procurement organizations nationwide, donor remembrance ceremonies not only honor those who made the decision to donate life, but introduce donor families to the possibility of advocating for the cause in the future. The theme for OneLegacy's five annual events was inspired by a vision of where donor families would want their loved ones to be: in the sun, surrounded by nature, and walking through Fields of Gold.

Anchored by Sting's song of remembrance, the ceremonies feature heartfelt testimonies from transplant recipients, meaningful musical performances, a video presentation featuring photos and words of inspiration submitted by donor families, and a presentation of memorial pins and pendants. Fifteen years on, timeless authenticity and a streamlined implementation and production process have positioned the annual events to continue to inspire in perpetuity.

 An iconic image evoking Sting's song of remembrance was introduced in the event invitation along with an excerpt of the song's lyrics. The image was also projected onscreen during interstitial periods in the event program.

An iconic image evoking Sting's song of remembrance was introduced in the event invitation along with an excerpt of the song's lyrics. The image was also projected onscreen during interstitial periods in the event program.

 The theme was underscored by an event-opening instrumental by heart recipient Terry Harrington, understated centerpieces, and Eva Cassidy's cover version as the climax of a concluding video tribute, which was presented in chapters inspired by the song's lyrics.

The theme was underscored by an event-opening instrumental by heart recipient Terry Harrington, understated centerpieces, and Eva Cassidy's cover version as the climax of a concluding video tribute, which was presented in chapters inspired by the song's lyrics.