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Donate Life Day at the Zoo

Donate Life Day at the John Ball ZooJoin Gift of Life Michigan for Donate Life Day at the Zoo as we celebrate West Michigan organ and tissue donors, transplant recipients and the valued community partners and champions who support our mission to honor life through donation.

Donate Life Day at the Zoo

John Ball Zoo Picnic Acre
1300 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Saturday, September 7, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Donate Life Day at the Zoo will begin with a special program at 11:15 a.m. followed by lunch and a live radio remote from our friends at Magic 104.9 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Stay after the program to enjoy:

  • Booths from community partners and health agencies
  • Celebration of Life Trail honoring organ and tissue donors, and transplant recipients
  • Scavenger hunt and free activities for kids
  • Great raffle prizes and giveaways

Are you a transplant recipient, living donor, or donor family member? We would like to honor you or your loved one with a sign on the Celebration of Life Trail. Submit your information HERE.

Please note that Picnic Acre is located on the southwest side of the zoo parking lot. Zoo entry is not required to attend this event. 

John Ball Zoo map showing Donate Life Day at the Zoo location