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Taylor’s Gift Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to the lifesaving effort of increasing organ donor registrations and financially assisting families touched by organ donation, hosted the Second Annual Outlive Yourself Awards kick-off party on June 16, 2016, at the home of co-chairs Saryn and Jonathan Dietz, to build excitement for the main event on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Belo Mansion.

An intimate group of 25 guests enjoyed sips and bites as they learned more about co-chair Javier Espinosa’s personal experience with organ donation. Shortly after celebrating his twenty-second birthday, Javier was diagnosed with acute liver failure. A mere three days later, he underwent a lifesaving procedure of liver transplant surgery at Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute.

The Second Annual Outlive Yourself Awards presented by Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute is co-chaired by Saryn Dietz, Jonathan Dietz, Shaley Espinosa and Javier Espinosa, and will benefit the mission of Taylor’s Gift – providing financial assistance to families who have given the gift of life. Guests are invited to enjoy dinner, drinks and unique silent auction items while celebrating the incredible individuals who have made an extraordinary impact in their community and truly embody the “Outlive Yourself” spirit by giving back to others. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at The Belo Mansion, located at 2101 Ross Ave., Dallas, Texas 75201. Individual tickets begin at $250 and tables range from $2,500 – $10,000. For more information about the event and tickets, please visit

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