Colorado Living Donor Day 2017

Posted on 07. Jun, 2017 in Events, Past Events, Recent Events

 

First Annual Colorado Living Donor Day

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

The American Transplant Foundation, based in Denver, is striving to make Colorado the first state in the country where no one dies while waiting for a lifesaving kidney. The Foundation is partnering with CBS4 and the transplant community to celebrate living donors on the First Annual Colorado Living Donor Day.

 

 
Tune in to CBS4 on the evening of Tuesday, June 13th to learn about living organ donation and how you can be involved. Call the help center line until 7:00 pm at
303-831-HELP (4357) to talk to our team and get your questions answered.

 

 

Over 2,500 Colorado residents are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.
 
The transplant waiting list has increased 50% in Colorado in the past decade compared to the national 25.6% with organ registration only increasing 9%.
 
97% of Coloradans on this list need a kidney or a liver, organs that can be donated by a living person.
 
Focusing on living donation is the only immediate solution for saving these lives.
 
If just 1 out of every 3,000 Coloradans donated a kidney, we could eliminate the kidney waiting list.

 

 
 

You Can Help Save a Life

 

Read about Coloradans in need of a kidney
 

Become a living donor
 

Donate financially
 

Register as an organ and tissue donor
 
 

Team Transplant Happy Hour Kick-Off

Posted on 22. Mar, 2017 in Events, Past Events, Recent Events

 

Celebrate National Donate Life Month with Team Transplant at our Kick-off Happy Hour!

Team Transplant Kick-off Happy Hour Invite

Performance Hearts Fundraiser

Posted on 21. Mar, 2017 in Events, Past Events, Recent Events

 

A Night of Art and Celebration

Performance Hearts

Support local artists coming together to do what they love to benefit the American Transplant Foundation. It will be an evening of live performances featuring Colorado’s local band, Echoes in Reverie, dancers, glovers, Poi artists, and comedians.
 

Performance Hearts will take place:
 
Tuesday, April 10, 2017
7:00 – 10:00 PM
Physic Syntax Opera
554 Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

 

Purchase tickets for $8 online or $10 at the door.

2017 Day of Advocacy

Posted on 09. Feb, 2017 in Events, Past Events, Recent Events

 
The Colorado Nonprofit Association in partnership with the Colorado Association of Funders are presenting the 2017 Day of Advocacy in Denver this March.
 
Capital Building

When: March 7th 2017, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Where: 1525 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203

 

Cost: Member $ 25.00, Non-member $ 35.00

 
For the day’s program and registration visit: The Colorado Nonprofit Association
 

If you are interesting in raising awareness for the American Transplant Foundation and ramping up your advocacy work then the 2017 Day of Advocacy is the day for you!
 

You will have the opportunity to:
 
• Have a dialogue with leaders from the Colorado House and Senate
• Network with legislators and learn about legislative priorities
• Build relationships with Colorado’s public officials
• Experience the state legislative process in action

 

For information and resources please contact us here
 

Team Transplant Events 2017

Posted on 26. Jan, 2017 in Events, Featured Events, Upcoming Events

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Team Transplant is a group of supporters, transplant recipients, living donors, and donor families who cycle and run to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation.

 

Save the dates

 

Pittsburgh Marathon

Date: May 7th 2017

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
This is the first year Team Transplant is participating in the Pittsburgh Marathon. Pittsburgh is known for its rivers and bridges and this race won’t disappoint with the course starting in downtown and taking you all across the beautiful city.

 

Elephant Rock Cycling Festival

Date: June 4th 2017

Location: Castle Rock, CO
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the cycling festival which means it is going to be better than ever! Registration is open so sign up today!
We will also be hosting a registration event and a Carbo-load feast, dates to be confirmed for these events shortly.

 

Donor Dash 5k Run

Date: July 16th 2017

Location: Denver, CO
The Donor Dash is a 5K run/walk dedicated to honoring the lives of organ and tissue donors, celebrating the lives of organ and tissue recipients, and recognizing those who continue to wait for a lifesaving transplant.

 

Rock ‘N’ Roll Denver

Date: October 14-15th 2017

Location: Denver, CO
This year marks the 20th Anniversary for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and the 8th year for the Denver event. This half marathon is a beautiful way to explore the mile high city.

 

2016 Transplant Leadership Council Holiday Party

Posted on 22. Dec, 2016 in Events, Past Events, Recent Events

 

 

We celebrated the American Transplant Foundation’s Transplant Leadership Council’s (TLC) successes in 2016 at our annual holiday party.

 

This year our guests walked the red carpet at our Oscars themed event, complete with celebrity games, a signature ‘Red Carpetini’ cocktail, and awards such as ‘Best Dressed.’

 

The main events of the night featured a silent auction and our Tree of Life, which raised funds for transplant patients and their families. We also presented some special awards to TLC members who have gone above and beyond for the Foundation in 2016.

 

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Steve Lynds Photography for capturing the evening, Dr. Michael Shomaker for providing the venue, Work & Class for their delicoius food, and Ratio Beerworks for their beer tasting.

 
We look forward to seeing what the TLC can achieve in 2017!

 

See the full album of pictures here and learn more about our young professionals group (TLC) here.

 

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2016 Annual Tree of Life

Posted on 29. Nov, 2016 in Connections: A Blog about Life!, Events, Past Events, Recent Events

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The American Transplant Foundation is again helping bring cheer this holiday season to the families of transplant and dialysis patients in need.
 
 
Some are single parents who are worried they won’t be able to afford gifts for their kids.
 
Some have experienced hardships since their transplant surgery, such as losing a job or experiencing medical complications, and are struggling to make ends meet this season.
 
Some are families with young children whose parents both underwent transplant surgeries and are worried they won’t be able to provide for their children.

 
 
 

We need YOUR help this December to make these patients and their families’ holidays a bit brighter.

 

Your 100% tax deductible donation will help us fund gift cards to Target that we are distributing to all patients in need. The suggested donation is $25 and can be made:

 

Online, please put “Tree of Life” in the comments.

 

By check to
 American Transplant Foundation
 600 17th Street, Suite 2515S
  Denver, CO 80202

 

By phone:(303)757-0959

 

We will be distributing $25 Target gift cards to those patients most in need with your support!

 

 

See how your contribution can make a big impact in others’ lives this holiday season from previous years’ responses.

 

Michele, a current dialysis patient

I want you to know how grateful and thankful I am that you made me a part of your family. Thank you! I was not able to be with my family and had no money, Your gift card helped me so much – I bought food. All I can think is God must have sent you to answer my prayers.
Thank you so much!
 

 
 
 

Calvin

I am blessed to have someone who cares about me and supports me in my darkest and most difficult time. You are really an angel. Thank you and God bless you!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Click here for more beautiful cards from previous patients:

 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver with Team Transplant!

Posted on 21. Jul, 2016 in Events, Past Events

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A special group of transplant recipients and living donors will run/walk with Team Transplant to prove it’s possible to lead a healthy, active life even after a transplant! Donor families participate to honor their loved ones who gave the Gift of Life. Supporters participate to show their support for the cause. Please indicate upon registration your special connection to transplant!

 

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Donor Dash 5K

Posted on 20. Jul, 2016 in Events, Past Events, Recent Events, Team Transplant

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The 17th Annual Donor Dash is a 5K run/walk dedicated to honoring the lives of organ and tissue donors, celebrating the lives of organ and tissue recipients and recognizing those who continue to wait for a lifesaving transplant. The American Transplant Foundation is proud to sponsor this event once again, and we invite you to register to run, walk, dance or skip this 5K with us to raise money and awareness for this incredible cause.

 

Transplant Hero Awards Gala 2016

Posted on 15. Jun, 2016 in In The News, Past Events, Recent Events

In honor of 10 years of service, and to recognize heroes who have gone above and beyond to advance the transplant community and to save lives through living organ donation, the American Transplant Foundation hosted an incredible celebration of life on June 11th.
 
Honorees, community leaders, transplant recipients, living donors, and medical professionals gathered at the Ritz-Carlton to enjoy a memorable evening. Oz Pearlman, mentalist and finalist on America’s Got Talent, was the evening’s emcee and dazzled guests with his mind reading skills. Attendees were also treated to an acoustic performance by The Fray members Joe King and Isaac Slade, including the song “How to Save a Life,” for which the award for altruistic living donors is named.

Transplant Hero Awards Honorees

Transplant Hero Awards Honorees

After Party guests enjoyed complimentary signature cocktails and an array of tempting desserts while they danced the night away to the funk-soul-blues band Tracksuit Wedding.

Tracksuit Wedding

Tracksuit Wedding

Overall, the Transplant Hero Awards raised more than a half a million dollars to fund the American Transplant Foundation’s lifesaving programs. Thank you to our Event Chairs, Pat Hamill and Karly and Brad Farber, and all our Event Co-chairs and Planning Committee members for their efforts to make this evening such a success. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Larry Mizel and MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation, and all our amazing sponsors, for their ongoing support. And lastly, thank you to Steve Farber. Without you, none of this would be possible.

Event Chair Pat Hamill

Event Chair Pat Hamill


Event Chairs Karly and Brad Farber, American Transplant Foundation Founder Steve Farber with wife, Cindy, Julie and Brent Farber

Event Chairs Karly and Brad Farber, American Transplant Foundation Founder Steve Farber with wife, Cindy, Julie and Brent Farber


 
Together, we save lives.
 
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