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What is Angels of Life?
Angels of Life…those who give life to others. Join us to celebrate the gift of life and those Angels who have made it possible. During our event you will hear real life testimonies from transplant recipients and donor families who share their heartwarming journey and how GTF came to their aid during a time of need.

The evening highlights a 200+ live and silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing, live entertainment, music and the gift of life inspiring Hair and Fashion show designed by Three-13’s Artistic Team! “Angel of Life” Donation since 2011, $460,313!!!

Who is The Georgia Transplant Foundation?
The Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF) is focused on providing both financial, educational and back to work assistance during a time that is often overwhelming for those children and adults waiting or undergoing a transplant. GTF is the primary source for transplant patient assistance and support for all solid organ transplantation in the entire state of Georgia. The Foundation board includes dedicated professionals from the four Georgia transplant centers and statewide organ recovery agency, community business leaders, transplant recipients and volunteers working together to improve the quality of life for those affected by transplantation. GTF is a 501(c)(3) organization. All funds raised go to support Georgia residents who are transplant candidates, recipients, living donors or their families. More than 85 cents on every dollar directly supports client services!

What is our Inspiration?
Lester Crowell, the Managing Partner of Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique. Starting at the age of 13 Lester struggled with IHSS (Idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis). At the young age of 40 Lester was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Put on the transplant list for the first time at the age of 43 he could barley walk or talk. He laid at the Hospital while the same disease took the life of his beloved mother only two floors above him. With determination and strength Lester continued working during his illness until he received the 1am call from the Emory transplant coordinator on April 15, 2000. Lester received a healthy & strong heart and after a speedy recovery he was able to join in on activities he never was able to do. After 9 years the transplanted heart developed a common threat to all transplanted organs, chronic rejection, similar to coronary artery disease.

The doctors told Lester he was at high risk for a massive heart attack and the only option would be a heart transplant. Lester received the second call at 5:45am on December 3, 2010. Again Lester received a healthy & strong heart with this being his 3rd heart. While in the hospital Lester reflected on the grace, fortune & protection he has been blessed with and at that moment it became a mission for him to make a difference in the lives of those touched by transplants…that is when Angels of Life was born…

Transplant Recipients
During our event we highlight transplant recipients who share their heartwarming transplant stories and how Georgia Transplant Foundation came to their aid during their time of need.

Donor Family
During our event we highlight families who might have tragically lost a loved one or a living donor that gave life to another. The families share their experience and how important being an organ donor can be. Click here to learn more about being an organ donor and sign up today.

Silent & Live Auction
Our event features 200+ silent auction and Live Auction items with WaveRunners, exotic trips, jewelry, sports memorabilia, fine art, gift certificates, to your favorite Atlanta restaurants and much much more!

Hair & Fashion Show
Our event features a 40+ model Hair & Fashion Show which highlights four local clothing boutiques with the newest chic apparel. Three-13’s Artistic Team designs all of the hair and makeup. Creating looks and styles fit for the runways in Paris. Angels of Life has been acclaimed as one of Atlanta’s top Fashion Events. Check out pictures from each year here:  2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011