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News and Events of the Nicklas Foundation

Gift of Life

The David Nicklas Organ Donation Awareness FoundationSince 2004, the Nicklas Foundation has been able to offer housing to 70+ families awaiting a life-saving organ transplant. Thanks to the continued support of the DeBaun family, volunteers, supporters and employees of the Nicklas Foundation, in the last two years alone, The Landings of Carrier Parkway has been privileged to have housed 23 families which have had 18 successful organ transplants. These families have come from New York, Oklahoma, Texas, California, North Carolina, Mississippi, Missouri, Kansas, Louisiana and New Mexico to stay at our complex while they wait for an acceptable organ. The organ transplants have included hearts, kidneys, lungs, double lungs and a liver.

Nicklas Foundation 2016 Video

The David Nicklas Organ Donor Awareness Foundation 2016 video celebrates the foundations recent accomplishments.

8th Annual Nicklas Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

The 8th Annual Nicklas Foundation Charity Golf Tournament was held on September 23rd at Tangle Ridge Golf Course in Grand Prairie, Tx. We had a total of 33 teams, sponsors, volunteers and donors participating in this year’s event. Proceeds from the tournament will assist the foundation in housing transplant families and promoting organ donor awareness. The tournament generated enough funds that we were able to contribute $4,655 to the Hearts and Hoses Foundation and $4,655 to the Crisis Response Ministry. We wish to thank everyone that had a part in making this year’s event a huge success. Pictures from the event are below.


Police & Fire Charity Softball Tournament

Charity Softball TournamentPolice & Fire Charity Softball Tournament benefiting the Nicklas Foundation is Thursday, June 4, 2016.  Come join us at 5:00pm at QuikTrip Park!!

  • Raffle Drawing
  • Airhogs Players Appearance
  • Admission is free!
  • Donations accepted!
  • Give life!

Donate Life Month 2016

2015 Donate Life MonthCurrently, nearly 124,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States.

Approximately 77,633 Multicultural Patients*
Approximately 2,146 Pediatric Patients*
29,532 Organ Transplants Performed in 2014
14,414 Organ Donors in 2014
More than 47,000 corneas were transplanted in 2013
More than 1 million tissue transplants are done each year and the surgical need for tissue has been steadily rising.
*as of May 2015