The My State Cares Awards
We met so many wonderful people. We saw so many incredible things. It truly is a great country.

We want to recognize the excellence in the USA with the My State Cares Awards. Some awards are serious. Some are fun. Some recognize those working in organ donation while others are more general. How did your state do?

Award In Recognition Of Winning State Recipient
The My State Cares Award Most registrations by % on the Contest Date Louisiana Donate Life Louisiana
My Government Cares Award Elected official showing the most support for organ donor registration in the USA Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White
The Best Place to Live Award After touring all 50 states, this is where we've determined to be the best place to settle down Colorado Colorado Springs
The Best Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Hospital Award Of course we wouldn't show any bias here, or would we? Wisconsin University of Madison Hospital and Clinics
The Best Statistics Award This organization's command of the registration numbers makes even a CPA jealous Kentucky Donate Life Kentucky
The Big Picture Award The organization showing dedication to registrations across the country Oregon Donate Life Northwest
The Making Lemonade Award The organization making the most out of the unfortunate weather Mississippi Donate Life Mississippi
The Most Creative Award The organization displaying the most all around creativity for registering donors Utah Utah Coalition for Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation
The Most Inspiring Tour Award We had several great tours, but this one inspired us the most on our trip around the USA Alabama Alabama Organ Center
The Most Supportive Organization Award This organization surprised us with their tremendous support for our work in the My State Cares Contest Oklahoma LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma
The Short Notice Award We want to apologize for providing such short notice to this organization who was still able to use the opportunity to register donors Arizona Donate Life AZ Donor Network of Arizona
The Think Outside the Booth Award The organization that showed the most thinking outside the booth...er box Louisiana Donate Life Louisiana
The Adopted Mom/Grandma Award This person became our Mom/Grandma away from home Arkansas Mary Huss, Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency
The Influencing the Influencers Award This person/organization is smart enough to teach those who teach others New Mexico Maria Sanders, Donate Life New Mexico
The Most Amazing Volunteer Award This volunteer showed the most dedication and hard work towards registering donors Nebraska Cindy Schabow, Donate Life Nebraska
The Most Enthusiastic Employee Award This person displayed the most enthusiasm of anyone on the entire trip Louisiana Lori Steele, Donate Life Louisiana
The Sacrificing the Turkey Award This person worked on Thanksgiving in order to get the word out about registering donors Ohio Rachel Lewis, Lifeline of Ohio
The Most Comfortable Donate Life Shirt Award These were so comfortable that we wanted to wear them for days on end...and one of us did! Oklahoma LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma
The Overall Best Donate Life Shirt Award This shirt stood out among all the others. You might have seen us wear it... Oregon Donate Life Northwest
The Kindest Business Award This business surprised and overwhelmed us with their kindness Kansas Davis-Moore Automotive
The Most Generous Business Award This business was the most generous across the country in registering organ donors Louisiana Benny's Car Wash
The Most Generous Hotel Award We stayed at quite a few hotels over the year, but this one topped them all in generosity Illinois Hotel Indigo Gold Coast
The Best BBQ in the USA Award We tried as many as we could across the USA, but this one stood out above all the others Arkansas Ralph's Pink Flamingo BBQ
The Best Chicken in the USA Award Moist, tender, falling off the bone...makes me hungry thinking about it Tennessee Corky's BBQ
The Best Gelato in the USA Award Mmmh, and it's healthy, too, right? Arizona La Scala Creamery
The Best Meal in the USA Award It's a meal we still talk about - it was that good! Louisiana Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
The Best Pizza in the USA Award This isn't your typical pizza: it's incredible Pennsylvania Arcaro & Genell
The Best Beach in the USA Award This beach was our favorite because of the powdery, white sand Florida Siesta Key Beach
The Best Mini Golf in the USA Award After mini golfing in 49 states (yes, we missed 1), this one was above par according to our son Rhode Island Mulligan's Island
The Best Presidential Museum in the USA Award This museum is so much more than reading information Illinois Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
The Best Zoo in the USA Award Voted best zoo or aquarium around the USA by our daughter Nebraska Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo