DONATE LIFE ORGAN DONATION- RECORD BREAKING PARTICIPATION AT THE SUMMIT FOR LIFE WEEKEND IN ASPEN
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AT SUMMIT FOR LIFE 2009!!
Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in one or many of the events at the Summit for Life weekend in Aspen, December 10-12, 2009.
2009 was a record breaking year in terms of participation and fundraising, and we could not continue our work without your support!
The Chris Klug Foundation (http://www.chrisklugfoundation.org/) for organ donor awareness held its fourth annual Summit for Life event December 12. More than 350 people climbed 3,267 feet to the top of Aspen Mountain to raise awareness for organ donations.
Klug is a World Cup snowboarder who had a liver transplant nine years ago. Klug won a bronze medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, becoming the only organ transplant recipient to compete in an Olympic Games. Klug is the author of To the Edge and Back: My Story from Organ Transplant Survivor to Olympic Snowboarder.
Klug also had a sixth place finish in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, four World Cup victories and five National titles. Klug still competes internationally and plans to be at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
Summit for Life and all its supporters enable the Chris Klug Foundation to focus on its mission of promoting life-saving organ donation and improving the quality of life for donors, donor families, organ transplant candidates and recipients. 2009 Summit for Life Sponsors included:Astellas Pharm US, Inc., Aspen Square Hotel, Pacifica Seafood and Raw Bar, Kahtoola, Little Nell Hotel, KUUR, Grassroots TV12, Bivio, American Transplant Foundation, ink! Coffee, Aetna, Aspen Valley Hospital, Larabar, National Kidney Foundation, Donor Alliance, Aspen Club and Spa, Black Diamond, University of Colorado Hospital, Bolle, Community Banks of Colorado, Aspen Orthopaedics, Fischer, Paradise Bakery, J.Crew at-the-mountain, The Given Institute, Van Gilder Insurance Corporation and Vitamin Water. Hosted in conjunction with the Aspen Skiing Company.
We hope you can join us for Summit for Life 2010!
Donor Dudes is a national grassroots, high school and college campus youth outreach program, sponsored by the Chris Klug Foundation (CKF).
CKF is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) Non Profit organization located in Aspen, Colorado. Founded in 2004 by liver transplant recipient and Olympic Medalist snowboarder Chris Klug, CKF is dedicated to promoting lifesaving donation and improving the quality of life for donors, donor families, organ transplant candidates and recipients.