There are currently 597 Iowans waiting for an organ transplant. While that number is down from the 722 families this time last year, that’s still 597 individuals and families affected daily and waiting on that life changing phone call. This weekend you can do your part by celebrating life and raising awareness and funds for the Iowa Donor Network at Rusty Revolution!

The 5th Annual Rusty Revolution is happening on Saturday May 4 from 3 -8 p.m. behind PUB 1848 (1601 River Drive Moline). This event celebrates the life of Justin “Rusty” Lockett while raising awareness and funds for the Iowa Donor Network.

Come enjoy drinks, live DJ, keeper pint glasses, raffles, prizes, bags tournament and much more! For updates on this event and future events, please visit the Rusty Revolution Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RustyRevolution/.

All of the Rusty Revolution proceeds go directly to the Iowa Donor Network (IDN) which is a non-profit organization that operates as the primary contact for organ, tissue and eye donation services for the state of Iowa. IDN also serves as the tissue recovery agency for the state and strives to provide the best possible care to donor families, facilitate the recovery of organs and tissues, educate the communities they serve and support special events to promote donation throughout Iowa.

On May 5, 2014, Justin “Rusty” Lockett passed away at the age of 30, from a traumatic brain injury.  Justin was a donor from the day he turned 16 because he was educated on the importance of organ donation.  Justin saved the immediate lives of 5 strangers that day by donating his lungs, heart, liver, pancreas, left and right kidney.  He also donated corneas, bones, connective tissue, skin, and thoracic aorta.

Rusty Revolution has donated over $33,000 to date and has become one of the largest fundraising events for the Iowa Donor Network. Come celebrate the life of an amazing man while helping a great cause!

 

 

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Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.