Astellas Ride of a Lifetime Contest

April 29, 2010

It’s almost time to submit entries for the 6th annual Astellas Ride of a Lifetime contest! Five transplant recipients will win a five-night trip for two to California to ride on the Donate Life float during the Rose Parade on January 1, 2011.

The contest is limited to liver, kidney and heart recipients currently taking Prograf. Entrants must be at least 13 years old. One winner per geographical region (Northeast, Southeast, Mid-America, Great Lakes and Western) will be selected.

To enter, recipients must submit an essay of no more than 500 words describing how their lives were transformed by transplantation. All entries must be accompanied by a photo of the entrant.

For more information, or to submit your essay online, please visit Deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 25, 2010 for online entries.

If submitting by mail, please send typed essay to Astellas Ride of a Lifetime, 111 E. Wacker Drive, 11th floor, Chicago, IL 60601, postmarked no later than June 25. Winners will be notified by phone and mail.

We would be happy to help proof/edit essays for any NFT patients. If you would like us to review them prior to submission, please e-mail to by June 1.